Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Arthropoda > Subphylum Crustacea > Class Malacostraca > Subclass Eumalacostraca > Superorder Peracarida > Order Amphipoda > Suborder Gammaridea > Superfamily Eusiroidea > Family Eusiridae

Rhachotropis S.I. Smith, 1883

Rank: Genus
Taxon Status: accepted


Rhachotropis aculeata (Lepechin, 1780)
Rhachotropis arii Thurston, 1980
Rhachotropis caeca Ledoyer, 1977
Rhachotropis distincta (Holmes, 1908)
Rhachotropis faeroensis Stephensen, 1944
Rhachotropis gislii Thurston, 1980
Rhachotropis glabra Ledoyer, 1977
Rhachotropis gracilis Bonnier, 1896
Rhachotropis grimaldii (Chevreux, 1887)
Rhachotropis helleri (Boeck, 1871)
Rhachotropis inermis Ledoyer, 1977
Rhachotropis inflata (Sars, 1883)
Rhachotropis integricauda Carausu, 1948
Rhachotropis kergueleni Stebbing, 1888
Rhachotropis leucophthalma Sars, 1893
Rhachotropis lomonosovi Gurjanova, 1934
Rhachotropis macropus Sars, 1893
Rhachotropis oculata (Hansen, 1887)
Rhachotropis proxima Chevreux, 1911
Rhachotropis rostrata Bonnier, 1896
Rhachotropis thordisae Thurston, 1980
Rhachotropis thorkelli Thurston, 1980


basis of record

Bellan-Santini, D.; Costello, M.J. (2001). Amphipoda, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 295-308

additional source

De Broyer C., Lowry J.K., Jazdzewski K. & Robert H. (2007). Catalogue of the Gammaridean and Corophiidean Amphipoda (Crustacea) of the Southern Ocean, with distribution and ecological data. In: De Broyer C. (ed.). Census of Antarctic Marine Life: Synopsis of the Amphipoda of the Southern Ocean. Vol. I. Bulletin de l'Institut royal des Sciences naturelles de Belgique, Biologie 77, suppl. 1: 1-325.

additional source

ITIS database

identification resource

Lörz A.N. (2010). Deep-sea Rhachotropis (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Eusiridae) from New Zealand and the Ross Sea with key to the Pacific, Indian Ocean and Antarctic species. Zootaxa 2482: 22-48.



External Links



Lowry, J. (2014). Rhachotropis. In: Horton, T.; Lowry, J. & De Broyer, C. (2013 onwards) World Amphipoda Database. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:101528




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