Ampelisca zamboangae   Stebbing,  1888 (Amphipod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Size: Length 3. 6 mm (female), 4.8 mm (male).

Female: Cephalon narrow, longer than first 2 peraeon segments combined. Eyes 2 pairs, one pair located slightly below the base of 1st antenna and the other pair close to the upper margin of the head. Pleon segments with a few scattered dorsal bristles, with rounded lower border. Upper lip distally bilobed and hairy. Outer lobes of lower lip distally rounded and hairy, inner lobes small and faintly hirsute, mandibular processes insignificant. Dactylus a length of propodus, with a distinct nail and 2 inner pectinate setules.

Male: Pleon dorsally smooth. Antenna 2 as long as body, flagellum double the length of peduncle and 41-segmented.

Synonym (s)
Ampelisca zamboangae Stebbing, 1888
Ampelisca chevreuxi Walker, 1904
Ampelisca zamboangae Pirlot, 1936
Ampelisca zamboangae Barnard, 1937
Ampelisca zamboangae Pillai, 1957
Ampelisca zamboangae Nayar, 1959

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Off Tuticorin INDIA
• Red Sea
• Kerala, Trivandrum INDIA
• Kerala, Ayiramthengu INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA (Record: 09/1975-08/1976)
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters (Lat: 10) (Long: 76.333333) 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 -
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at -
  • Weber, M; Beaufort, LF (1929) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago E. J. Brill Ltd. 5 458 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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 -
  • 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 -

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