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 Gammaridae > Genus Gammarus

Gammarus tigrinus Sexton, 1939

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

GammarusFabricius, 1775accepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: tijgervlokreeft


original description

Sexton E.W. (1939). On a new species of Gammarus (G. tigrinus) from Droitwich district. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 23, 2, 543-551 plates IV-VI.

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

Streftaris, N.; Zenetos, A.; Papathanassiou, E. (2005). Globalisation in marine ecosystems: the story of non-indigenous marine species across European seas. Oceanogr. Mar. Biol. Ann. Rev. 43: 419-453

additional source

Bousfield E.L. (1973). Shallow-water gammaridean Amphipoda of New England. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, 312 pp.

additional source

Lincoln, R.J. (1979). British marine Amphipoda: Gammaridea. British Museum (Natural History): London, UK. ISBN 0-565-00818-8. vi, 658 pp.

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.

additional source

LeCroy, S. E., R. Gasca, I. Winfield, M. Ortiz, and E. Escobar-Briones. 2009. Amphipoda (Crustacea) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 941–972 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College

additional source

ITIS database

additional source

Howson, C.M.; Picton, B.E. (Ed.) (1997). The species directory of the marine fauna and flora of the British Isles and surrounding seas. Ulster Museum Publication, 276. The Ulster Museum: Belfast, UK. ISBN 0-948150-06-8. vi, 508 (+ cd-rom) pp.





External Links

USNM Invertebrate Zoology Amphipod Collection
Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe (DAISIE)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (13 publications)
Barcode of Life (86 barcodes)
GenBank (89 nucleotides; 81 proteins)


WoRMS (2014). Gammarus tigrinus Sexton, 1939. 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:102296

Dr Ronald Vonk. Gammarus tigrinus Sexton, 1939. Accessed through: Fauna Europaea at http://www.faunaeur.org/full_results.php?id=240832




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