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, Woodhoppers and Skeleton shrimp images (Amphipoda)
Hyperiidea (Suborder)

Physocephalata (Infraorder) > Physocephalatidira (Parvorder) > Phronimoidea (Superfamily) > Hyperiidae (Family)

Hyperia
Hyperia galba (Montagu, 1815) - A hyperiid amphipod,
a parasite of jellyfish

Amphilochidea (Suborder)

Amphilochida (Infraorder) > Amphilochidira (Parvorder) > Amphilochoidea (Superfamily) > Cyproideidae (Family)

Peltocoxa
Peltocoxa species from Penzance, 06.06.16
- A cyproideidae amphipod

Amphilochida (Infraorder) > Amphilochidira (Parvorder) > Amphilochoidea (Superfamily) > Stenothoidae (Family) > Stenothoinae (Subfamily)

Stenothoe
Stenothoe monoculoides (Montagu, 1815)
- A stenothoid amphipod

Amphilochida (Infraorder) > Amphilochidira (Parvorder) > Iphimedioidea (Superfamily) > Iphimediidae (Family)

Iphimedia
Iphimedia eblanae Bate, 1857 ? - An iphimediid amphipod
Iphimedia nexa Myers & McGrath, 1987 ?
- An iphimediid amphipod

Amphilochida (Infraorder) > Amphilochidira (Parvorder) > Leucothoidea (Superfamily) Leucothoidae (Family)

Leucothoe
Leucothoe spinicarpa (Abildgaard, 1789)
- A leucothoid amphipod

Amphilochida (Infraorder) > Oedicerotidira (Parvorder) > Oedicerotoidea (Superfamily) > Oedicerotidae (Family)

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

Lysianassida (Infraorder) > Lysianassidira (Parvorder) > Lysianassoidea (Superfamily) > Lysianassidae (Family)

Lysianassidae? - Woolacombe, North Devon, 19.09.17.

Lysianassida (Infraorder) > Synopiidira (Parvorder) > Dexaminoidea (Superfamily) > Atylidae (Family)> Nototropiinae (Subfamily)

Nototropis
Nototropis swammerdamei (H. Milne Edwards, 1830) ?
- An atylid amphipod

Lysianassida (Infraorder) > Synopiidira (Parvorder) > Dexaminoidea (Superfamily) > Dexaminidae (Family) > Dexamininae (Subfamily)

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

Lysianassida (Infraorder) > Synopiidira (Parvorder) > Dexaminoidea (Superfamily) > Dexaminidae (Family) > Polycheriinae (Subfamily)

Tritaeta
Tritaeta gibbosa (Bate, 1862) ? - A dexaminid amphipod

Senticaudata (Suborder)

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

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

Caprella andreae Mayer, 1890 - A Skeleton shrimp
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

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

Phtisica
Phtisica marina Slabber, 1769
- A Skeleton shrimp or caprellid

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

Podocerus
Podocerus variegatus Leach, 1814
- A podocerid amphipod

Podocerus variegatus Leach, 1814
- A podocerid amphipod (white juvenile 24.02.15)

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 ischyrocerid amphipod

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

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

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

Aora
Aora Krøyer, 1845 species ? - An aoroid amphipod

Corophiida (Infraorder) > Corophiidira (Parvorder) > Cheluroidea (Superfamily) > Cheluridae (Family)

Chelura
Chelura terebrans Philippi, 1839 - A chelurid amphipod

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

Ampithoe
Ampithoe rubricata (Montagu, 1818)
- An ampithoid amphipod

Ampithoe female 20.10.14 - An ampithoid amphipod
Ampithoe species - An ampithoid amphipod

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 corophiid amphipod
Corophium species (2) - A corophiid amphipod

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

Monocorophium
Monocorophium sextonae (Crawford, 1937)
- A corophiid amphipod

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

Gammarus
Gammarus zaddachi Sexton, 1912
- A gammarid amphipod

Gammarus species 1 - A gammarid amphipod
Gammarus species 2 - A gammarid amphipod
Gammarus or Echinogammarus species ? (1)
- A gammarid amphipod

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

Apherusa
Apherusa henneguyi Chevreux & Fage, 1925
- A calliopiid amphipod

Apherusa jurinei Milne Edwards, 1830 ?
- A calliopiid amphipod

Apherusa ovalipes Norman & Scott, 1906 or Apherusa
bispinosa
(Bate, 1857) probably the latter
- A calliopiid amphipod

Apherusa species - Battery Rocks, Penzance. 20.05.15
- A calliopiid amphipod

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

Maera
Maera grossimana (Montagu, 1808)
- A maerid amphipod

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

Melita
Melita palmata or M. hergensis ? - A melitid amphipod

Talitrida (Infraorder) > Talitridira (Parvorder) > Talitroidea (Superfamily) > Hyalidae (Family) > Hyalinae (Subfamily)

Apohyale
Apohyale prevostii (H. Milne Edwards, 1830)
- A hyalid amphipod

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

Pereionotus
Pereionotus testudo (Montagu, 1808)
- A phliantid amphipod

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

Arcitalitrus
Arcitalitrus dorrieni (Hunt, 1925)
- A woodhopper (non-native invasive, terrestrial)

Orchestia
Orchestia gammarellus (Pallas, 1766)
- A talitrid amphipod

Orchestia mediterranea Costa, 1853
- A talitrid amphipod

Talitrus
Talitrus saltator (Montagu, 1808) - Common sandhopper

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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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