65 Amphipod Gammarus spp Length: .05" Flattened laterally, the amphipod looks like a small, side-swimming shrimp. It is extremely important in the food chain: it feeds on detritus, and in turn is fed upon by a myriad of fishes, birds and invertebrates.


Magazine R547 between species, but between different segments on the same animal. They have limbs specially adapted for walking, eating, grooming, swimming, mating, sensing the surrounding environment, brooding young, spearing prey, scraping surfaces and even snapping to make noise.


Animals: Arthropoda - Crustacea; Ziser Lecture Notes, , 2010.10 1 Crustaceans =shelled creatures; “the insects of the sea” ~67,000 species eg: lobsters, crayfish, shrimp, crabs, water fleas, copepods, barnacles, pill bugs, etc crustaceans are mostly aquatic, the great majority ...

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Crustaceans The Arthropods comprise the large phylum of living creatures with roughly one million species. Of these, the subphylum Crustacea is the only sizable group (perhaps 45,000 species) occurring in shallow tropical waters, a very small part of the entire phylum.

Crustaceans as Bioindicators

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