Gammaropsis esturinus   Peethambaran  (Amphipod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Color: Pale black

Eyes large, almost oval, and black; coxa of gnathopod 1 triangular; coxa of peraeopod 1 slightly smaller than that of 2nd gnathopod and ventral margin more setose; gnathopod 2 massive, and much larger than gnathopod 1; 1st epimeron slanting at posterior border, posteroventral margin with a rounded, upturned prominence bearing a setule, 2nd with straight anterior margin, posteroventral margin moderately produced to a small blunt process with 1 seta, 3rd broader than 2nd, posteroventral margin with a blunt process, with 1 seta each above and below; peduncle of uropod 2 as long as the longer inner ramus with 2 stout subapical and 1 large inter-ramal spines.

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Habitat:  Estuarine


• Tamil Nadu, Parangipettai 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

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