Gitanogeiton tropica     (Amphipod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Amphipoda
Family:Amphilochidae

Description
Size: Female 3. 1 mm long

Body moderately long; cephalon slightly shorter than first two peraeon segments combined, produced into a curved rostrum; eyes moderately large, oval, with deep-red central and paler peripheral regions. Peraeon smooth, segments moderately deep, first two comparatively short. Telson entire, triangular, apically rounded. Upper lip lamellar, apex angularly incised, distal lobes asymmetrical. Incisor process of mandible well chitinised and cut into 9-10 teeth, lacinia mobilis multidentate, spine row consisting of 11 graduated spines, molar protruding, subconical and very weakly triturative, palp long, arising from about the middle of the mandible. Outer lobe of lower lip tall, distally narrowed, apex and inner margins incised and setose, inner lobes fused and vestigial. Mandibular processes short. Inner lobe of maxilliped narrow.


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Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rabindranath, P (1972) Marine Gammaridea (Crustacea: Amphipoda) from the Indian Region - Family: Amphilochidae Hydrobiologia Springer Netherlands 39(4) 509-526 Available at - http://www.springerlink.com/content/v7044q113642327g/fulltext.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

Page last updated on:2010-11-11

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