Quadrivisio bengalensis   Stebbing,  1907 (Amphipod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Amphipoda
Family:Maeridae

Description
Color: Dull whitish.

Eyes 2 pairs, dorsal pair smaller than lateral, 1st antenna longer than 2nd, 1st and 2nd peduncular articles subequal in length, 1st more than twice as broad as 2nd; 2nd gnathopod asymmetrical, left smaller than right; telson cleft to base, halves conical with convex outer margin and narrow distal apices.


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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Muddy, Coastal

Biogeography


• INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Uppanar Estuary INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vellar Estuary INDIA
• Bay of Bengal INDIA
• Kerala, Paravur Backwaters INDIA (Record: 02/1974-01/1975)
• Kerala, Ponnani INDIA (Depth: 5-15 mts)
• Kerala, Alleppey INDIA (Depth: 5-15 mts)
• Kerala, Vizhinjam INDIA (Depth: 5-15 mts)
• Tamil Nadu, Cuddalore INDIA (Depth: 5-15 mts)
• Tamil Nadu, Ennore INDIA (Depth: 5-15 mts)
• Tamil Nadu, Nagapattinam INDIA (Depth: 5-15 mts)
• Tamil Nadu, Thondi INDIA (Depth: 5-15 mts)
• Orissa, Rambha Estuary INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas 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)
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