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 sp. on the hydroid Ectopleura larynx
at Newlyn 07.08.20 - A stenothoid amphipod
Stenothoe sp. (female only, Newlyn 28.10.18)
- A stenothoid amphipod

Stenothoe sp. (male, Newlyn 15.08.20)
- 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

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

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

Senticaudata (Suborder)

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

Caprella
Caprella cf. acanthifera Leach, 1814
- A complex of skeleton shrimp / 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
(invasive non-native species)

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

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

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 difformis H. Milne Edwards, 1830
- An ischyrocerid amphipod

Ericthonius punctatus (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 gryllotalpa Costa, 1853
- 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)

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) > 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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 perieri (Lucas, 1849) syn. Hyale perieri
- A hyalid amphipod

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

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

Ingolfiellidea (suborder) - see order Ingolfiellida

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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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