Home|Search|Identify|Taxonomic tree|Quiz|About this site|Feedback
Developed by ETI BioInformatics
Characteristics, distribution and ecology
Taxonomische classification
Synonyms and common names
Literature references
Images, audio and video
Links to other Web sites

(Rathke, 1843)

Generally very similar to Gammarellus homari . Posterior pereion segments, pleosome segments and urosome segment 1 with a dorsal keel; carinae less well developed than in Gammarellus homari and scarcely produced posteriorly; development of the keel variable. Coxal plates, epimeral plates, gnathopods, pereiopods and uropods similar to Gammarellus homari . Head with lateral lobes broadly truncated; eyes extremely large and occupying at least the half of the lateral surface of the head and not widely separated dorsally; eyes broadly oval. Telson slightly longer than broad, apex emarginate, with few apical and lateral spinules; telson rather longer in larger specimens.

Up to 15 mm, female larger than male.

Yellowish, mottled with reddish brown.

Typically intertidal or shallow subtidal.

North Atlantic and Arctic Ocean; American and European coasts; Baltic and North Sea. European coasts from northern Norway to Mediterranean.

Gammarellus angulosus