Ampeliscidae

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The Ampeliscidae are a family of amphipods, distinct enough to warrant placement in a monotypic superfamily Ampeliscoidea.[1] They are benthic, found at the bottom of seas and oceans. They are distributed worldwide, and are often abundant in areas with fine sediments.[2] They live in infaunal tubes, constructed from "amphipod silk" and sediment.[2]

Genera

References

  1. ^ Donald B. Cadien (September 25, 2007). "Ampeliscoidea of the NEP (Equator to Aleutians, intertidal to abyss): a review" (PDF). Southern California Association of Marine Invertebrate Taxonomists.
  2. ^ a b Rachael A. King (2009). "Ampeliscidae" (PDF). In J. K. Lowry & A. A. Myers (ed.). Benthic Amphipoda (Crustacea: Peracarida) of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Zootaxa. 2260. pp. 132–142. ISBN 978-1-86977-411-0.

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Ampeliscidae: Brief Summary

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The Ampeliscidae are a family of amphipods, distinct enough to warrant placement in a monotypic superfamily Ampeliscoidea. They are benthic, found at the bottom of seas and oceans. They are distributed worldwide, and are often abundant in areas with fine sediments. They live in infaunal tubes, constructed from "amphipod silk" and sediment.

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