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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Arthropoda (phylum)  »  Malacostraca (class)  »  Amphipoda (order)  »  (family)

CAAB Code: 28 477000 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Talitridae, Makawidae, Curiotalitridae, Brevitalitridae, Protorchestiidae, Arcitalitridae  

Rank: Family
CAAB category: 28 - Crustacea - Malacostraca Malacostracans: isopods, amphipods, euphausiids and decapods (prawns, lobsters, crabs, etc.)
Family: 28 477 (amphipods) - show full list
Common Name: amphipods
Common Names List: sandfleas
beach hoppers
Organism Type: an amphipod
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Freshwater
Coastal (0-40m)
Parent Codes: 28 399000     Amphipoda
Child Codes: 28 477931     Talitridae
28 477932     Makawidae
28 477936     Arcialitridae
28 477934     Brevitalitridae
28 477935     Protorchestiidae
28 477933     Curiotalitridae
Taxon Notes:This group of families, previously all included in the family Talitridae, is primarily terrestrial, and not all Australian or New Zealand species are listed in CAAB (the included species are aquatic and/or from marginal marine and freshwater habitats, eg beaches). For a full list of known Australian species in this group, please refer to Atlas of Living Australia. This code is provided for use when identification of a specimen to this level is sufficient, or when no further detail is available.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
Record source: Lowry, J.K., Stoddart, H.E., 2003. Crustacea: Malacostraca: Peracarida: Amphipoda, Cumacea, Mysidacea. In Beesley, P.L. Houston, W.W.K., Editors, Zoological Catalogue of Australia, 19.2B: 1-531. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 531pp.
Scientific Name
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Myers, A.A., Lowry, J.K., 2020. A phylogeny and classification of the Talitroidea (Amphipoda, Senticaudata) based on interpretation of morphological synapomorphies and homoplasies., Zootaxa, Vol. 4778(2): 281-310. . doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4778.2.3
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