APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland.

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) > Atylidae (Family) > Nototropiinae (Subfamily)

Nototropis
Nototropis swammerdamei ? - An Amphipod

Gammaridea (Suborder) > Cheluridae (Family)

Chelura
Chelura terebrans Philippi, 1839 - A chelurid amphipod

Gammaridea (Suborder) > Cyproideidae (Family)

Peltocoxa
Peltocoxa species from Penzance, 06.06.16.

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

Dexamine
Dexamine spinosa (Montagu, 1813)
- A Dexaminid amphipod

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

Tritaeta
Tritaeta gibbosa (Bate, 1862) ? - Dexaminid amphipod

Gammaridea (Suborder) > Iphimediidae (Family)

Iphimedia
Iphimedia eblanae Bate, 1857 ? - A Sandhopper

Gammaridea (Suborder) > Lysianassoidea (Superfamily) > Lysianassidae (Family)

Lysianassidae? - Woolacombe, North Devon, 19.09.17.

Gammaridea (Suborder) > Oedicerotidae (Family)

Pontocrates
Pontocrates arenarius (Spence Bate, 1858)
- An oedicerotid amphipod

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 volutator (Pallas, 1766)
- A corophiid amphipod or Mud shrimp

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

Crassicorophium
Crassicorophium bonellii (Milne Edwards, 1830)
- A corophiid amphipod or Mud shrimp

Monocorophium
Monocorophium sextonae (Crawford, 1937)
- A corophiid amphipod or 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 falcata (Montagu, 1808) - Mottled tube maker

Parajassa
Parajassa pelagica (Leach, 1814) - An Amphipod

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

Ericthonius
Ericthonius punctatus (Bate, 1857) ?
- An ischyrocerid amphipod

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

Gammarus
Gammarus zaddachi Sexton, 1912
- An Amphipod or Sandhopper

Gammarus species 1 - An Amphipod or Sandhopper
Gammarus species 2 - 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 jurinei Milne Edwards, 1830 ? - An Amphipod
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) > Hyalidae (Family) > Hyalinae (Subfamily)

Apohyale
Apohyale prevostii (H. Milne Edwards, 1830)
- An Amphipod or Sandhopper

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

Pereionotus
Pereionotus testudo (Montagu, 1808)
- 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

Orchestia mediterranea Costa, 1853
- 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 erethizon Mayer, 1901 - A Skeleton shrimp
Caprella fretensis Stebbing, 1878 - A Skeleton shrimp
Caprella mutica Schurin, 1935
- Japanese skeleton shrimp

Caprella penantis Leach, 1814 - A Skeleton shrimp
Caprella tuberculata Guérin, 1836 - A Skeleton shrimp

Pariambus
Pariambus typicus (Krøyer, 1884) - 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

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Also see -
Amphipod species (1.8mm female with eggs)
- Newlyn Marina 30.08.17 - An Amphipod

Other images of Amphipods - Sand or Beach hoppers

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 Faasse on the subject.

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