Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Arthropoda > Subphylum Crustacea > Class Malacostraca > Subclass Eumalacostraca > Superorder Peracarida > Order Amphipoda > Suborder Senticaudata > Infraorder Gammarida > Subsection Gammaridira > Superfamily Gammaroidea > Family Gammaracanthidae > Genus Gammaracanthus

Gammaracanthus loricatus (Sabine, 1824)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

GammaracanthusBate, 1862accepted genus name


original description

Sabine, E., 1824. Marine Invertebrate Animals. In: Parry, W.E., A Supplement to the Appendix of Captain Parry’s Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage, in the Years 1819-20. Containing an Account of the Subjects of Natural History: ccixi-ccxl, Plates 1-2. John Murray, London.

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

Barnard J.L. & Barnard C.M. (1983). Freshwater Amphipoda of the World, I. Evolutionary patterns and II. Handbook and bibliography. Hayfield Associates, Mt. Vernon, Virginia, xix + 830 pp.;50 figs.

additional source

Brunel, P., Bosse, L. & Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126. 405 p.





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (57 publications)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Amphipod Collection
Barcode of Life (29 barcodes)
GenBank (3 nucleotides; 1 proteins)


Väinölä, R.; Lowry, J. (2014). Gammaracanthus loricatus (Sabine, 1824). 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:102248




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marine, not terrestrial


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