Photis digitata [Status Unaccepted]   K.H. Barnard,  1955 (Amphipod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Amphipoda
Family:Photidae

Description
Color: Brownish grey.

Eyes moderately large, lack and rounded; coxa of gnathopod 1 oblong oval, directed anteriorly with few long setae on anteroventral margin; digitiform process on carpus of male 2nd gnathopod, basis elongate, mostly unarmed; outer ramus of uropod 1 shorter than inner with crenulate margins and 1 flat apical spine, inner ramus of 2nd uropod with crenulate distal outer margin, apical spines as that of 1st uropod.


Synonym (s)
Photis longicaudata Chilton, 1921
Photis digitata Barnard K.H., 1936

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine

Biogeography


• INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast 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)
  • 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
  • Dr. Ramesh, R; Dr. Nammalwar, P and Dr. Gowri, VS (2008) Database on coastal information of Tamil Nadu Report Submitted to Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre, Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in/PDF/coastal%20data.pdf
  • Roy, MK (2010) Diversity and Distribution of Crustacea Fauna in wetlands of West Bengal Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 7(2) 147-187 Available at - NIO,Goa
  • Nair, KKC; Gopalakrishnan, TC; Venugopal, P; Peter, MG; Jayalakshmi, KV and Rao, TSS (1983) Population dynamics of estuarine amphipods in Cochin backwaters Marine Ecology Progress Series Inter-Research Science Center 10 289-295 Available at - www.int-res.com/articles/meps/10/m010p289.pdf

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