Ampithoe platycera   Sivaprakasam,  1970 (Amphipod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Amphipoda
Family:Ampithoidae

Description
Male: Head with lateral lobe quadrate, anterior corner a little produced. Eyes oval and dark. Body smooth with dark pigmentation which extends over appendages also. Epimeral plates with posterolateral corner rounded. Antenna slender. Flagellum slender and with about 12 joints. Upper lip broadly rounded. Lower lip with outer lobe deeply cleft and outer half with pointed lobule. Spine row with 5 spines. Molar stout with a plumose seta. Palp stout. Palm oblique and sinuous, with short setae, a flat-topped part near hinge of dacylus followed by a shallow concave part, palmar end right-angled with a stout spine. Dactylus takes a middle position because of over-hanging lobe, stout, serrate and as long as palm. Uropods spinous. Telson narrowing distally, with a setae on lateral margin and a pair of stout unequal setae above lateral angle.


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Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Appa Island INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Sivaprakasam, TE (1970) Amphipods of the family ampithoidae from the madras coast Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Marine Biological Association of India 12(1-2) 64-80 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

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