Amphipoda of the Galápagos Islands

  • J. L. Barnard
Part of the Topics in Geobiology book series (TGBI, volume 8)


Amphipoda are small crustaceans about 5–10 mm long which look either like shrimps, but lacking the carapace, or like isopods (pill bugs), but mostly flattened from side to side. They are easily identified because they are crustaceans with only 3 pairs of pleopods (swimmerets). Two body extremes are shown in Fig. 1; the rarely expressed flattened form resembles an isopod.


Great Barrier Reef Island Group Pacific Eastern East African Rift Eastern Pacific Ocean 
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  • J. L. Barnard
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  1. 1.Department of Invertebrate Zoology, Smithsonian InstitutionNational Museum of Natural HistoryUSA

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