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Species Haustorius canadensis

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Crustacea (Crustaceans)
Class Malacostraca (Malacostracans)
Superorder Peracarida (Peracarida (Amphipods and Isopods))
Order Amphipoda (Amphipods)
Suborder Gammaridea
Family Haustoriidae
Genus Haustorius
Species canadensis (Haustorius canadensis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Before Bousfield's description of Haustorius canadensis, specimens of the species were incorrectly identified as the European H. arenarius.
Explanation of Names
Haustorius canadensis (Bousfield 1962)
Size
To 18mm(1)
Identification
Easily identified by large size and overall appearance, at least in the southern New England portion of its range.
Range
Southern New England, SW Gulf of St. Lawrence, and Cape Breton Island(2)
Habitat
Intertidally on sandy beaches
Works Cited
1.The Arthrostraca of Connecticut
Kunkel B.W. 1918. Connecticut State Geological and Natural History Survey.
2.Haustoriidae of New England (Crustacea: Amphipoda)
Bousfield E.L. 1965. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 117(3512): 159-239.