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, Sandhopper and Skeleton shrimp Images (Amphipoda)
Amphipod Parasites

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

Sandhoppers

Ampithoe
Ampithoe female 20.10.14 - An Amphipod or Sandhopper
Ampithoe species - An Amphipod or Sandhopper

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

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

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

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

Podocerus
Podocerus variegatus Leach, 1814 ? - An Amphipod

Tube makers

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

Skeleton shrimps and related species

Family Caprellidae

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

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

Family Phtisicidae

Phtisica
Phtisica marina Slabber, 1769 - A Skeleton shrimp

Mud shrimps

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

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

Woodhoppers

Arcitalitrus
Arcitalitrus dorrieni (Hunt, 1925) - Woodhopper

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.

Mud Shrimp Sandhopper and Skeleton Shrimp Images Amphipoda UK