Cheiriphotis megacheles   (Giles,  1885) (Amphipod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Amphipoda
Family:Corophiidae

Description
Color: Dark brown

Eyes large, oval and reddish brown; 3rd, 4th and 5th peraeopods much more setose; peduncle of uropod 1 longer than rami with 5 inner marginal and 2 distal outer marginal spines.


Synonym (s)
Melita megacheles Giles, 1885
Euryhteus hirsutus Giles, 1887
Cheiriphotis megacheles Walker, 1904
Cheiriphotis durbanensis Barnard K. H., 1916
Cheiriphotis delloyei Pirlot, 1934

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Demersal, Estuarine, Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Chennai (Lat: 13.09) (Long: 80.29) INDIA
• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• West Bengal, Digha Coast (Lat: 21.61) (Long: 87.53) INDIA
• INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Bay of Bengal INDIA
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters (Lat: 10) (Long: 76.333333) INDIA (Record: 09/1975-08/1976)
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA (Record: 09/1975-08/1976)

Literature Source(s)
  • Majumdar, N (1984) On a collection of birds from Adilabad district, Andhra Pradesh Occasional paper no 65 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 23012 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Salman, SD and Jabbar, N (1990) A new species of the genus Cheiriphotis Walker from the north west Arabian Gulf, with a redescription of C. megacheles (Giles) (Amphipoda, Isaeidae) Crustaceana (Leiden) 58(2) 214-226 Available at - ZOOR:ZOOR12600056896
  • Goswami, BCB (1992) Marine fauna of Digha coast of West Bengal, India Journal of Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 34 115-137 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Lyla, PS; Velvizhi, S and Ajmal Khan, S (1998) Brackishwater amphipods of Parangipettai coast Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, Parangipettai 79 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in
  • Dr. Ramesh, R; Dr. Nammalwar, P and Dr. Gowri, VS (2008) Database on coastal information of Tamil Nadu Report Submitted to Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre, Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in/PDF/coastal%20data.pdf
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • Rao, KVS (1972) intertidal amphipods from the indian coasts Proceedings of the Indian National Science Academy 38 190-205 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Roy, MK (2010) Diversity and Distribution of Crustacea Fauna in wetlands of West Bengal Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 7(2) 147-187 Available at - NIO,Goa
  • Nair, KKC; Gopalakrishnan, TC; Venugopal, P; Peter, MG; Jayalakshmi, KV and Rao, TSS (1983) Population dynamics of estuarine amphipods in Cochin backwaters Marine Ecology Progress Series Inter-Research Science Center 10 289-295 Available at - www.int-res.com/articles/meps/10/m010p289.pdf

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