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 by David Fenwick.

Mud shrimp, Tube maker, Sandhopper, Sideswimmer and Skeleton shrimp images (Amphipoda)
Collection of British Amphipoda (Image 1200 x 900, 182Kb)

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) > Amphilochidae (Family)

Apolochus
Apolochus neapolitanus (Della Valle, 1893)
syn. Amphilochus neapolitanus
- An amphilochid amphipod

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

Peltocoxa
Peltocoxa damnoniensis (Stebbing, 1885)
- A cyproideid amphipod

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

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

Stenothoe valida ? Dana, 1852
- A false polyp flea (non-native species)

Stenothoe sp. (female only, Newlyn 28.10.18)
- A stenothoid amphipod

Stenothoe sp. (male, Newlyn 15.08.20)
- A stenothoid amphipod

Stenothoe sp. associate of the bryozoan Amathia sp.? (Ashtorre, Saltash 23.11.21) - A stenothoid amphipod

Amphilochida (Infraorder) > Amphilochidira (Parvorder) > Amphilochoidea (Superfamily)
Amphilochidae ? - An amphilochid 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

Iphimedia perplexa Myers & Costello, 1987
- An iphimediid amphipod

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

Leucothoe
Leucothoe incisa Robertson, 1892
- A leucothoid amphipod

Leucothoe spinicarpa (Abildgaard, 1789)
- A leucothoid amphipod

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

Perioculodes
Perioculodes longimanus (Spence Bate & Westwood, 1868) - An oedicerotid amphipod

Pontocrates
Pontocrates altamarinus (Spence Bate & Westwood, 1862) - An oedicerotid amphipod
Pontocrates arenarius (Spence Bate, 1858)
- An oedicerotid amphipod

Synchelidium
Synchelidium maculatum Stebbing, 1906 (Spence Bate & Westwood, 1862) - An oedicerotid amphipod

Lysianassida (Infraorder) > Haustoriidira (Parvorder) > Haustorioidea (Superfamily) > Haustoriidae (Family)

Haustorius
Haustorius arenarius (Slabber, 1769)
- A haustoriid amphipod

Lysianassida (Infraorder) > Haustoriidira (Parvorder) > Haustorioidea (Superfamily) > Urothoidae (Family)

Urothoe
Urothoe poseidonis Reibish, 1905
- An urothoid amphipod

Amphilochidea (Suborder) > Lysianassida (Infraorder) > Lysianassidira (Parvorder) > Aristioidea (Superfamily) > Aristiidae (Family)

Perrierella
Perrierella audouiniana (Spence Bate, 1857)
- An aristiid amphipod

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

Lysianassa
Lysianassa ceratina (Walker, 1889)
- A lysianassid amphipod

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

Orchomene
Orchomene humilis (Costa, 1853) ?
- A tryphosid amphipod

Tryphosa
Tryphosa nana syn. Orchomenella nana and
Orchomene nana - A tryphosid amphipod

Amphipoda (Order) > Amphilochidea (Suborder) > Lysianassida (Infraorder) > Synopiidira (Parvorder) > Synopioidea (Superfamily) > Ampeliscidae (Family)

Ampelisca
Ampelisca brevicornis (Costa, 1853)
- An ampeliscid amphipod

Ampelisca tenuicornis Liljeborg, 1856
- An ampeliscid amphipod

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

Dexamine thea Boeck, 1861 - A dexaminid amphipod

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

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

Colomastigidea (Suborder)

Colomastigida (Infraorder) > Colomastigidira (Parvorder) > Colomastigoidea (Superfamily) > Colomastigidae (Family)

Colomastix
Colomastix pusilla Grube, 1861
- A colomastigid amphipod

Senticaudata (Suborder)

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

Please note, unless sequencing specimens, caprellids should only be identified using adult male specimens. Female and juvenile male specimens should only be validated by an expert (someone dealing with caprellids on a daily basis). Sometimes sequencing as well as dissection and microscopy will be necessary as with members of the Caprella cf. acanthifera group, the extent of which has never been determined.

Caprella
Caprella cf. acanthifera Leach, 1814
- A complex of caprellid amphipods

Caprella andreae Mayer, 1890 - A caprellid amphipod
Caprella equilibra Say, 1818 syn. C. aequilibra (Say, 1818)
- A caprellid amphipod or skeleton shrimp

Caprella erethizon Mayer, 1901 - A caprellid amphipod
Caprella fretensis Stebbing, 1878 - A caprellid amphipod
Caprella mutica Schurin, 1935 - Japanese skeleton shrimp
(invasive non-native species)

Caprella penantis Leach, 1814 - A caprellid amphipod
Caprella scaura Templeton, 1836
- Mauritian skeleton shrimp (non-native invasive species)

Caprella takeuchii Guerra-García, Sánchez-Moyano & García-Gómez, 2001 ? - A caprellid amphipod
Caprella tuberculata Guérin, 1836 - A caprellid amphipod

Pariambus
Pariambus typicus (Krøyer, 1884) - A skeleton shrimp

Pseudoprotella
Pseudoprotella phasma Montagu, 1804
- A skeleton shrimp or caprellid amphipod

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

Phtisica
Phtisica marina Slabber, 1769
- A skeleton shrimp or caprellid amphipod

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

Podocerus
Podocerus variegatus Leach, 1814
- A podocerid amphipod

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

Jassa
Jassa falcata (Montagu, 1808)
- Mottled tube maker, an ischyrocerid amphipod

Jassa marmorata Holmes, 1905 ?
- An ischyrocerid amphipod

Parajassa
Parajassa pelagica (Leach, 1814)
- An ischyrocerid amphipod

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

Ericthonius
Ericthonius difformis H. Milne Edwards, 1830
- An ischyrocerid amphipod

Ericthonius punctatus (Bate, 1857)
- An ischyrocerid amphipod

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

Centraloecetes
Centraloecetes kroyeranus (Spence Bate, 1857)
- An ischyrocerid amphipod

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

Aora
Aora gracilis (Spence Bate, 1857) - An aoroid amphipod
Aora spinicornis Afonso, 1976 - An aoroid amphipod

Lembos
Lembos websteri Spence Bate, 1857
- An aoroid amphipod

Microdeutopus
Microdeutopus chelifer (Spence Bate, 1862)
- An aoroid amphipod

Microdeutopus gryllotalpa Costa, 1853
- An aoroid amphipod

Corophiida (Infraorder) > Corophiidira (Parvorder) > Aoroidea (Superfamily) > Unciolidae (Family) > Unciolinae (Subfamily)

Unciola
Unciola crenatipalma (Spence Bate, 1862)
- An unciolid 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)

Amphitholina
Amphitholina cuniculus (Stebbing, 1874)
- An ampithoid amphipod

Sunamphitoe
Sunamphitoe pelagica (H. Milne Edwards, 1830)
- An ampithoid amphipod

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

Ampithoe
Ampithoe ramondi Audouin, 1826
- An ampithoid amphipod

Ampithoe rubricata (Montagu, 1818)
- An ampithoid amphipod

Pleonexes
Pleonexes helleri (Karaman, 1975)
syn. Ampithoe helleri Karaman, 1975
- An ampithoid amphipod

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

Apocorophium
Apocorophium acutum (Chevreux, 1908)
- A corophiid amphipod

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

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

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

Monocorophium sextonae (Crawford, 1937)
- A corophiid amphipod (non-native species)

Comparative image of telsons of four corophiid species

Corophiida (Infraorder) > Corophiidira (Parvorder) > Corophioidea (Superfamily) > Corophiidae (Family) > Corophiinae (Subfamily) > Haplocheirini (Tribe)

Leptocheirus
Leptocheirus pilosus Zaddach, 1844
- A corophiid amphipod

Corophiida (Infraorder) > Caprellidira (Parvorder) > Photoidea (Superfamily) > Photidae (Family)

Gammaropsis
Gammaropsis maculata (Johnston, 1828)
- A photid amphipod

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

Bathyporeia
Bathyporeia elegans Watkin, 1938
- A bathyporeiid amphipod or sand digger shrimp

Bathyporeia guilliamsoniana (Spence Bate, 1857)
- A bathyporeiid amphipod or sand digger shrimp

Bathyporeia nana Toulmond, 1966
- A bathyporeiid amphipod or sand digger shrimp

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

Gammarellus
Gammarellus angulosus (Rathke, 1843)
- A gammarellid amphipod

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

Gammarus
Gammarus chevreuxi Sexton, 1913 - An amphipod
Gammarus crinicornis Stock, 1966
- A gammarid amphipod

Gammarus locusta (Linnaeus, 1758) - An amphipod
Gammarus pulex (Linnaeus, 1758) - An amphipod
Gammarus zaddachi Sexton, 1912 - An amphipod
Gammarus or Echinogammarus species ?
- A gammarid amphipod

Homoeogammarus
Homoeogammarus planicrurus (Reid, 1940) syn. Echinogammarus incertae sedis planicrurus (Reid, 1940) and Pectenogammarus planicrurus - A gammarid amphipod

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

Apherusa
Apherusa bispinosa (Bate, 1857)
- A calliopiid amphipod

Apherusa cirrus (Spence Bate, 1862)
- A calliopiid amphipod

Apherusa jurinei (H. Milne Edwards, 1830)
- A calliopiid amphipod

Apherusa ovalipes Norman & Scott, 1906
- A calliopiid amphipod

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

Megaluropus
Megaluropus agilis Hoek, 1889
- A megaluropid amphipod

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

Elasmopus
Elasmopus rapax Costa, 1853 - A maerid amphipod

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

Quadrimaera
Quadrimaera sp. - A maerid amphipod
(non-native species)

Quadrimaera sp. - A maerid amphipod, collections from Long Rock 30.03.21 and Albert Pier reef, Penzance, 31.03.21.
(non-native species)

Quadrimaera sp. - A maerid amphipod
- Bovisand, Devon, 19.04.22. (non-native species)

Quadrimaera sp. - A maerid amphipod
-Seaton, Cornwall, 11.09.22. (non-native species)

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

Abludomelita
Abludomelita gladiosa (Spence Bate, 1862)
- A melitid amphipod

Melita
Melita hergensis Reid, 1939 - A melitid amphipod
Melita palmata (Montagu, 1804) - A melitid amphipod

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

Gammarella
Gammarella fucicola (Leach, 1814)
- A nuuanuid amphipod

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

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

Ptilohyale ?
Hyalidae - Ptilohyale sp. ? (Long Rock 20.08.20)
- A hyalid amphipod

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

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

Senticaudata (Suborder) > Talitrida (Infraorder) >
Talitridira (Parvorder) > Talitroidea (Superfamily) >
Talitroidae (Epifamily) > Talitridae (Family) >
Talitrinae (Subfamily)

Cryptorchestia
Cryptorchestia garbinii Ruffo, Tarocco and Latella, 2014 formerly known in UK as Cryptorchestia cavimana
- A talitrid amphipod (non-native species, freshwater)

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

Orchestia mediterranea Costa, 1853
- A talitrid amphipod

Talitrus
Talitrus saltator (Montagu, 1808) - Common sandhopper

Ingolfiellidea (suborder) - see order Ingolfiellida

Freshwater Amphipods

Senticaudata (Suborder) > Gammarida (Infraorder) > Crangonyctidira (Parvorder) > Crangonyctoidea (Superfamily) > Crangonyctidae (Family)

Crangonyx
Crangonyx pseudogracilis / floridanus sens. lat.
- A crangonyctid amphipod (non-native species)

Terrestrial Amphipods

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

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

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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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