Gitanopsis subpusilla   Rabindranath,  1972 (Amphipod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Amphipoda
Family:Amphilochidae

Description
Female: Body short and slender; cephalon shorter than first two peraeon segments combined, produced into a curved, short rostrum, antero-lateral angles rounded, eyes large and round-oval. Peraeon smooth, increasing in length slightly towards the hind end; pleon dorsally smooth. Telson entire, short, pyriform, apically rounded. Upper lip lamellar, distal border angularly incised, the lobes rounded distally. Incisor process of mandible moderately broad, lacinia mobilis multidentate, spine row with 9 slender, slightly curved spines. Molar well developed and protruding, with ridged triturating surface, palp 3-segmented, its inner surface pectinate.


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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• Kerala, Tangasseri INDIA
• INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Venkataramanujam, K (1988) On a sei whale, Balaenoptera borealis stranded at Tuticorin, East coast of India Investigations on Cetacea 21 247-249
  • Rabindranath, P (1972) Marine Gammaridea (Crustacea: Amphipoda) from the Indian Region - Family: Amphilochidae Hydrobiologia Springer Netherlands 39(4) 509-526 Available at - http://www.springerlink.com/content/v7044q113642327g/fulltext.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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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