Gitanopsis gouriae   Asari,  1998 (Amphipod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Color: Dull whitish

Eyes large, black and rounded; rostrum well formed, conical, reaching almost half length of 1st peduncular article of 1st antenna; gnathopod 1 spinous; postero-vental corners of 1st and 2nd epimeral plated produced into teeth, all 3 plates with marginal spinules; accessory flagellum absent, fewer segments on antennal flagella.

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Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Uppanar Estuary INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vellar Estuary INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • 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
  • Mondal, N; Rajkumar, M; Sun, J; Kundu, S; Lyla, PS; Khan, SA and Trilles, JP (2010) Biodiversity of brackish water amphipods (crustacean) in two estuaries, southeast coast of India Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Springer 171(1-4) 471–486 Available at -

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