Ampithoe kulafi   J.L. Barnard,  1970 (Amphipod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Amphipoda
Family:Ampithoidae

Description
Male: Head with lateral lobes quadrate-rounded. Eyes oval and dark. Body smooth with a pair of setules on urosome segments 1 and 2. Epimeral plates with posterolateral corner quadrate-rounded. Upper lip semicircular. Lower lip with outer lobe deeply cleft, outer half projecting and with a beaklike lobule. Inner lobe and mandibular process well developed. Spine row with 4 spines. Molar stout with a seta. Palp short and slender. Telson tubular, strongly narrowing distally, lateral margins with a pair of setae, lateral angles with a short seta and a pair of long setae medial to it.

Female: Similar to the male but of lesser built.


Synonym (s)
Pleonexes kulafi (J.L. Barnard, 1970)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated

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

Page last updated on:2011-02-17

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