Eriopisa chilkensis   (Chilton,  1921) (Amphipod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Amphipoda
Family:Melitidae

Description
Color: Dull whitish

Eyes present; 1st peduncular article of 1st antenna smaller than 2nd; 2nd peduncular article of 1st antenna with long setae; 2nd epimeral plate with many plumose setae.


Synonym (s)
Niphargus chilkensis Chilton, 1921(b)
Eriopisa chilkensis Barnard K. H., 1935

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Muddy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Chennai (Lat: 13.09) (Long: 80.29) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pulicat Lake (Lat: 13.67) (Long: 80.17) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Kakinada Bay INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi (Lat: 9.97) (Long: 76.23) INDIA
• INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Uppanar Estuary INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vellar Estuary INDIA
• Bay of Bengal INDIA
• Kerala, Paravur Backwaters INDIA (Record: 02/1974-01/1975)
• Kerala, Ashtamudi Estuary INDIA (Record: 02/1974-01/1975) (Depth: 2.44 mts)
• Karnataka, Mangalore INDIA (Depth: 5-15 mts)
• Kerala, Kannur INDIA (Depth: 5-15 mts)
• Kerala, Calicut INDIA (Depth: 5-15 mts)
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA (Depth: 5-15 mts)
• Kerala, Vizhinjam INDIA (Depth: 5-15 mts)
• Tamil Nadu, Cuddalore INDIA (Depth: 5-15 mts)
• Tamil Nadu, Ennore INDIA (Depth: 5-15 mts)
• Kerala, Kochi INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters (Lat: 10) (Long: 76.333333) INDIA (Record: 09/1975-08/1976)
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA (Record: 09/1975-08/1976)

Literature Source(s)
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