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amphipod

(ăm′fə-pŏd′)
n.
Any of numerous small, chiefly aquatic crustaceans of the order Amphipoda, such as the beach flea, having a laterally compressed body with no carapace.
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The size and taxonomic composition of organisms in the amphipod digestive tracts support this exclusion: we observed only pennate diatoms, which are typical for fast ice algal communities, but are not a significant contributor to phytoplankton biomass at that time of the year (Horner and Schrader, 1982; Manes and Gradinger, 2009).
Revised morphological relationships within the amphipod genera Pontoporeia and Gammaracanthus and the "glacial relict" significance of their postglacial distributions.
Amphipods were more abundant in shore samples at Las Mulatas.
One of the first of these was Brawley and Adey's (1981) demonstration that, in a coral-reef mesocosm, filamentous algal turfs gave way to dominance by red macroalgae after introduction of the grazing amphipod Ampithoe raimondi.
The acanthocephalan parasite Polymorphic minutes alters the geotactic and clinging behaviours of two sympatric amphipod hosts: the native Gammarus pulex and the invasive Gommants roeseli.
Hyperiid amphipod community in the Eastern Tropical Pacific before, during, and after El Nino 1997-1998.
First, the length of each amphipod (base of the antennae to base of the telson) was estimated using Image J to ensure that differences in leaf consumption were not correlated with amphipod size (i.
Pea crab Carinus Maenas Green shore crab Cumacea Hooded shrimp Chlliamalus fragilis Fragile barnacle Gammarus mucronatus Amphipod Gammarus sp.
Key words: adults, amphipods, British Columbia, euphausiids, former breeding, Haida Gwaii, juveniles, Ptychoramphus aleuticus, zooplanktonic prey