Maera othonides   Walker,  1935 (Amphipod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Amphipoda
Family:Maeridae

Description
Color: Greenish yellow

Eyes almosr spherical, black; 1st peduncular article of 1st antenna slightly smaller than 2nd, article of 1st antenna with setose median and distal sides, 2nd moderately setose; pubescence on pleonal and urosomal terga characteristic.


Synonym (s)
Maera othonides Walker, 1904
Maera othonides Walker, 1905
Maera othonides Chilton, 1921
Maera othonides Barnard, 1935
Maera othonides Nayar, 1959

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine

Biogeography


• INDIA
• SRI LANKA (Record: 1966)
• MALDIVES (Record: 1966)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA (Record: 1966, 2003)
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA (Record: 2003)
• Tamil Nadu, Vellar Estuary INDIA (Record: 10/2002-09/2003)
• Tamil Nadu, Killai Backwaters INDIA (Record: 10/2002-09/2003)
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA (Record: 1966)
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA (Record: 1966)
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 1966)
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA (Record: 1966)
• Orissa, Rambha Estuary INDIA
• INDIA
• East Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Lyla, PS; Velvizhi, S; Antony, PJ and Khan, SA (2004) Reproductive strategy of gammarid amphipods in Vellar Estuary and Killai Backwaters Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 46(2) 141-145 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Weber, M; Beaufort, LF (1929) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago E. J. Brill Ltd. 5 458 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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
  • Rao, DG (1987) Ecology of meiobenthos of Rambha Bay in Chilka lagoon, Bay of Bengal Journal of the marine biological association of India The marine biological association of India 29(1&2) 74-85 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Sivaprakasam, TE (1966) Amphipoda from the east coast of India Journal of the marine biological association of India The marine biological association of India 8(1) 82-122 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Sivaprakasam, TE (1968) Amphipods of the genera Maera leach and Elasmopus costa from the east coast of India Journal of the marine biological association of India The marine biological association of India 10(1) 34-51 Available at - NIO, Goa

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