Orchestia platensis   Kroyer  1845 (Amphipod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Color: Light grey

Eyes medium and dark; flagellum of 2nd antenna with 12 articles, 1st antenna with 7 articles, male 2nd antenna with distally enlarged 4th peduncular article; 2nd gnathopod with 2 processes on palmar margin; 5th article of 5th peraeopod expanded.

Synonym (s)
Orchestia platensis Morino 1975

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine


• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vellar Estuary INDIA (Record: 10/2002-09/2003)
• Tamil Nadu, Killai Backwaters INDIA (Record: 10/2002-09/2003)

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
  • 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

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