Ampelisca brevicornis   (Costa,  1853) (Amphipod)
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Class: Malacostraca

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Size: Length 6.9 mm (female).

Female: Cephalon nearly twice the length of the first 2 peraeon segments combined, almost rounded in front and with slightly concave lower margin, anterior-lower corners projecting ; subcutaneous eyes one pair, placed at the centre of cephalon, surficial corneal lenses two pairs - one pair on the projecting anterior corner of eye lobes and the other above the insertion of 1st antennae. Mouth parts typical.

Synonym (s)
Ampelisca loevigate Sars, 1891
Ampelisca brevicornis Walker, 1904
Ampelisca brevicornis Stebbing, 1906
Ampelisca brevicornis Chevreux & Fage, 1925
Ampelisca brevicornis Schellenberg, 1925
Ampelisca brevicornis Schellenberg, 1928
Ampelisca brevicornis Pirlot, 1936
Ampelisca laevigata Sars, 1895
Ampelisca brevicornis Chevreux, 1900
Ampelisca laevigata (Costa, 1853)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal
Predator:  Bony fishes (Galeoides decadactylus, Solea solea, Diplodus sargus sargus, Aspitrigla cuculus, Eutrigla gurnardus, Pseudupeneus prayensis), shark (Scyliorhinus canicula)


• Kerala, Tangasseri INDIA
• Kerala, Ayiramthengu INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rabindranath, P (1975) Marine Gammaridea (Crustacea: Amphipoda) from the Indian region; Family - Ampeliscidae Hydrobiologia Springer Netherlands 46(2-3) 241-262 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) 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
  • Sealifebase Available at -

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