Ampithoe falsa   K.H. Barnard,  1932 (Amphipod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Female: Head with lateral lobes subquadrate. Eyes oval and colourless in alcohol. Body smooth. Epimeral plates with posterolateral corner quadrate-rounded. Upper lip with 2 circlets of setae below, separated in the middle. Lower lip with outer lobe deeply notched, inner half larger than outer. Spine row with 10 spines. Uropods spinous. Telson widest near the base and tapering towards lateral angles which are cornified. Lateral margin with 2 short setae and above lateral angle a pair of long setae.

Synonym (s)
amphithoe falsa ruffo, 1969
Ampithoe brevipes K.H. Barnard, 1916

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Tamil Nadu, Appa Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Nallatanni Island INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kilakarai 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 -

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