APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that is found in the coastal waters
and rockpools of south-west England. Images by David Fenwick.

Mud shrimp, Tube maker, Sandhopper and Skeleton shrimp images (Amphipoda)
Amphipod Parasites

Hyperiidea (Suborder) > Physocephalata (Infraorder) > Phronimoidea (Superfamily) > Hyperiidae (Family)

Hyperia
Hyperia galba (Montagu, 1815) - A Parasitic Amphipod

Sandhoppers, Tube makers and non-parasites

Gammaridea (Suborder) > Dexaminidae (Family) > Dexamininae (Subfamily)

Dexamine
Dexamine spinosa (Montagu, 1813)
- An Amphipod or Sandhopper

Gammaridea (Suborder) > Stenothoidae (Family) > Stenothoinae (Subfamily)

Stenothoe
Stenothoe monoculoides (Montagu, 1815) - An Amphipod

Senticaudata (Suborder) > Corophiida (Infraorder) > Corophiidira (Parvorder) > Aoroidea (Superfamily) > Aoridae (Family)

Aora
Aora Krøyer, 1845 species ? - An Amphipod or Sandhopper

Senticaudata (Suborder) > Corophiida (Infraorder) > Corophiidira (Parvorder) > Corophioidea (Superfamily) > Ampithoidae (Family) > Ampithoinae (Subfamily)

Ampithoe
Ampithoe rubricata (Montagu, 1818) - An Amphipod
Ampithoe female 20.10.14 - An Amphipod or Sandhopper
Ampithoe species - An Amphipod or Sandhopper

Senticaudata (Suborder) > Corophiida (Infraorder) > Corophiidira (Parvorder) > Corophioidea (Superfamily) > Corophiidae (Family) > Corophiinae (Subfamily) > Corophiini (Tribe)

Corophium
Corophium species (1) - Mud shrimp
Corophium species (2) - Mud shrimp

Monocorophium
Monocorophium sextonae (Crawford, 1937)
- A Mud shrimp

Senticaudata (Suborder) > Corophiida (Infraorder) > Caprellidira (Parvorder) > Caprelloidea (Superfamily) > Podoceridae (Family)

Podocerus
Podocerus variegatus Leach, 1814 - An Amphipod
Podocerus variegatus Leach, 1814
- An Amphipod (white juvenile 24.02.15)

Senticaudata (Suborder) > Corophiida (Infraorder) > Caprellidira (Parvorder) > Photoidea (Superfamily) > Ischyroceridae (Family) > Ischyrocerinae (Subfamily) > Ischyrocerini (Tribe)

Jassa
Jassa species (1) - J. falcata ? - A Mottled tube maker
Jassa species (2) - A Mottled tube maker

Senticaudata (Suborder) > Gammarida (Infraorder) > Gammaridira (Parvorder) > Gammaroidea (Superfamily) > Gammaridae (Family)

Gammarus
Gammarus species - An Amphipod or Sandhopper
Gammarus or Echinogammarus species ? (1)
- An Amphipod or Sandhopper

Senticaudata (Suborder) > Hadziida (Infraorder) > Hadziidira (Parvorder) > Calliopioidea (Superfamily) > Calliopiidae (Family)

Apherusa
Apherusa ovalipes Norman & Scott, 1906 or Apherusa
bispinosa
(Bate, 1857) probably the latter
- An Amphipod or Sandhopper

Apherusa species - Battery Rocks, Penzance. 20.05.15
- An Amphipod

Senticaudata (Suborder) > Hadziida (Infraorder) > Hadziidira (Parvorder) > Hadzioidea (Superfamily) > Maeridae (Family)

Maera
Maera grossimana (Montagu, 1808)
- An Amphipod or Sandhopper

Senticaudata (Suborder) > Hadziida (Infraorder) > Hadziidira (Parvorder) > Hadzioidea (Superfamily) > Melitidae (Family)

Melita
Melita palmata or M. hergensis ?
- An Amphipod or Sandhopper

Senticaudata (Suborder) > Talitrida (Infraorder) > Talitridira (Parvorder) > Talitroidea (Superfamily) > Talitridae (Family)

Arcitalitrus
Arcitalitrus dorrieni (Hunt, 1925)
- Woodhopper (non-native, terrestrial)

Orchestia
Orchestia gammarellus (Pallas, 1766)
- An Amphipod or Sandhopper

Talitrus
Talitrus saltator (Montagu, 1808) - Common sandhopper

Skeleton shrimps and related species

Senticaudata (Suborder) > Corophiida (Infraorder) > Caprellidira (Parvorder) > Caprelloidea (Superfamily) > Caprellidae (Family) > Caprellinae (Subfamily)

Caprella
Caprella cf. acanthifera Leach, 1814
- A complex of Skeleton shrimps

Caprella penantis Leach, 1814 - A Skeleton shrimp

Pseudoprotella
Pseudoprotella phasma Montagu, 1804
- A Skeleton shrimp or Caprellid

Senticaudata (Suborder) > Corophiida (Infraorder) > Caprellidira (Parvorder) > Caprelloidea (Superfamily) > Caprellidae (Family) > Phtisicinae (Subfamily)

Phtisica
Phtisica marina Slabber, 1769 - A Skeleton shrimp

Amphipod Images in need of identification

This is a very rough identification guide. Amphipods in general, can be very difficult to identify, and even more so from photographs, even good high resolution macro photographs. I am very grateful for the help and advice given to me by Marco Faase on the subject.

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