Ampelisca scabripes   Walker,  1904 (Amphipod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Size: Length 2.2 mm (female)

Color: Light yellowish with light violet spots.

Body transparent; cephalon with slightly emarginate anterior margin, a little more than the combined length of the first 3 peraeon segments. Eyes 3 pairs, 1 sub-cutaneous pair on dorsal apex behind 1st antenna, 1 pair of corneal lense below laterally and small 3rd pair, placed in between 1st and 2nd; 1st antenna reaches middle of 5th peduncular article of 2nd antenna; dactyli of 1st and 2nd gnathopods without plumose setae; uropods less spinous; distal half of expanded basis of 5th pereaopod heavily setose, atleast near apex. Upper lip with rounded hair free border. Incisor process of mandible 4-dentate, lacinia mobilis spine-like, spine row consisting of 7 distally barbed spines, molar strongly toothed palp massive,

Synonym (s)
Ampelisca scabripes Walker, 1904

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine, Open Sea, Coastal


• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Thondi INDIA (Record: 06/2005-05/2006)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Kerala, Tangasseri INDIA
• Bay of Bengal INDIA
• Kerala, Ashtamudi Estuary INDIA (Record: 02/1974-01/1975) (Depth: 2.44 mts)
• Tamil Nadu, Thondi INDIA (Record: 07/2005-06/2006)

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
  • Serebiah, JS; Stella, C and Kadhar, AA (2008) Assessment of benthos in the subtidal area of Thondi (Palk Bay), southeast Tamilnadu- GIS based explication Proceedings of the national symposium on marine and coastal ecosystems 27-29, August 2007 Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association, Marine Fisheries- 623 520, Tamilnadu, India 30 279-296 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 -
  • 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
  • Rabindranath, P (1975) Marine Gammaridea (Crustacea: Amphipoda) from the Indian region; Family - Ampeliscidae Hydrobiologia Springer Netherlands 46(2-3) 241-262 Available at -
  • Rao, KVS (1972) intertidal amphipods from the indian coasts Proceedings of the Indian National Science Academy 38 190-205 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Nair, NB; Azis, PKA; Arunachalam, M; Dharmaraj, K and Krishnakumar, K (1984) Ecology of Indian estuaries: Ecology and distribution of benthic macrofauna in the Ashtamudi estuary, Kerala Mahasagar-Bulletin of the National Institute of Oceanography National Institute of Oceanography 17(2) 89-101 Available at -
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