Photis longicaudata   (Bate & Westwood,  1862) (Amphipod)
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Class: Malacostraca

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Size: Up to about 6 mm.

Color: Whitish, with transverse brown bands.

Coxal plates moderately long. Head with lateral lobes very strongly produced, distal margin rounded; eyes small, rounded, set close to the apex of lobe. Antennae very slender, about equal, about half the body length, posterior margins with numerous long setae. Telson short, triangular, apex truncated.
deposit feeder (surface), interface grazer, suspension feeder (facultative).

Synonym (s)
Photis longicaudata (Bate & Westwood, 1862)
(Senior synonym)
Photis longicaudata Sars, 1894
Photis longicaudata Walker, 1904
Photis longicaudata Walker, 1908
Photis longicaudata Chevreux and Fage, 1925
Photis longicaudata Schellenberg, 1926a
Photis longicaudata Schellenberg, 1928
Photis longicaudata Barnard, 1937
Photis longicaudata Shoemaker, 1945
Photis longicaudata Nayar, 1959

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal, Estuarine, Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Chennai (Lat: 13.09) (Long: 80.29) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Bay of Bengal INDIA

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
  • Nayar, KN (1966) On the Gammaridean Amphipoda of the Gulf of Mannar, with special reference to those of the pearl and chank beds Proceedings of Symposium on Crustacea Marine Biological Association of India, Mandapam Camp Part I 133-168 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at -
  • 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 -
  • Sealifebase Available at -
  • de Kluijver, MJ and Ingalsuo, SS Macrobenthos of the North Sea - Crustacea Marine Species Identification Portal Available at -
  • Rao, KVS (1972) intertidal amphipods from the indian coasts Proceedings of the Indian National Science Academy 38 190-205 Available at - NIO, Goa

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