Ericthonius brasiliensis   (Dana)  1855 (Amphipod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Amphipoda
Family:Ischyroceridae

Description
Color: Dull whitish

Eyes large with distinct ocelli; 2nd gnathopod with coxa much broader than that of 1st gnathopod, almost rounded with crenulate ventral border, basis mildly expanded distally and margins unarmed, ischium small, merus oblong oval carpus large, longer and more than twice as broad as basis, inner apex with few setae and produced to 3 teeth, outer being larger, propodus as long as width of carpus, outer margin convex, palmar margin irregular with few long setae, palm not defined from hind margin, dactylus broad medially, smaller than propodus with fasicles of setae at distal inner apex.


Synonym (s)
Pyctilus brasiliensis Dana 1853
Ericthonius brasiliensis Stebbing 1906

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine

Biogeography


• INDIA (Record: 1998)
• Bay of Bengal INDIA (Record: 09/1997-08/1998)
• Tamil Nadu, Vellar Estuary (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.76) INDIA (Record: 09/1997-08/1998)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA (Record: 2008)

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
  • Santhanam, P and Perumal, P (2003) Diversity of zooplankton in Parangipettai coastal waters, southeast coast of India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 45(2) 144-151 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
  • 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

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