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Species Amphiporeia virginiana

Amphiporeia virginiana - female Amphiporeia virginiana - female Amphiporeia virginiana - female Amphiporeia virginiana - female Amphiporeia virginiana - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Crustacea (Crustaceans)
Class Malacostraca (Malacostracans)
Superorder Peracarida (Peracarida (Amphipods and Isopods))
Order Amphipoda (Amphipods)
Suborder Senticaudata
Family Bathyporeiidae
Genus Amphiporeia
Species virginiana (Amphiporeia virginiana)
Explanation of Names
Amphiporeia virginiana Shoemaker 1933
Identification
Can be separated from A. lawrenciana based on range (the latter is found in the Bay of Fundy) and several morphological characteristics.(1). Original description in(2)
Range
Southern New England north to southern Maine
Habitat
Intertidally on sandy beaches
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Haustoriidae of New England (Crustacea: Amphipoda)
Bousfield E.L. 1965. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 117(3512): 159-239.
2.A new amphipod in the genus Amphiporeia from Virginia
Shoemaker C.R. 1933. Washington Academy of Sciences 23(4): 212-216.