Gammaridea

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Gammaridea

[‚gam·ə′rid·ē·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
The scuds or sand hoppers, a suborder of amphipod crustaceans; individuals are usually compressed laterally, are poor walkers, and lack a carapace.
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littoralis) in the Gulf of Mexico and found that southern kingfish most frequently consume bivalve siphons and cumaceans, followed by mysids, polychaetes, brachyurans, and gammarid amphipods.
Boring sponge Botryllus schlosseri Golden star tunicate Balanus eburneus Ivory barnacle Halichondria bowerbanki Yellow sponge Hydroides dianthus Hard tube worm Geukensia demissa Ribbed mussel Crepidula fornicata Slipper shell Molgula manhattensis Sea grape Gammarid amphipods Scuds Probopyrus pandalicola Parasitic isopod Sabellaria vulgaris Sand-builder worm Enteromorpha sp.
It is an opportunistic feeder, preying on such benthic infauna as polychaetes, as well as such benthic, epibenthic, and water column organisms including shrimps, gammarid amphipods, mysids, euphausiids, squids, and fishes (Allen 1982; Allen et al.
He found that polychaeta prey was the most commonly occurring prey group, however, gammarid amphipods were also quite common.
2008) to compare densities of gammarid amphipods and percentage covers of the bryozoan Electra crustulenta between boulders from three random sites in each of the sampled two locations, with boulder size as covariate; n = 5.
Besides the true invasive species this paper reports recent findings of rare gammarid amphipods in the northern Baltic Sea range.
nebulifer of 30-230mm; overall, gammarid amphipods dominated their diets in index of relative importance, (IRI; 79.
Epibenthic organisms, mostly mysids and gammarid amphipods, were also common in stomach contents, with only a small sampling of benthic species (Lowry, 1993).