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Species Orchestia grillus

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Crustacea (Crustaceans)
Class Malacostraca (Malacostracans)
Superorder Peracarida (Marsupial Crustaceans)
Order Amphipoda (Amphipods)
Suborder Senticaudata
Family Talitridae (Beach Hoppers)
Genus Orchestia
Species grillus (Orchestia grillus)
Explanation of Names
Orchestia grillus (Bosc, 1802)
Identification
Among the talitrids of northeastern North America, can be identified by combination of dark coloration, small eyes, segment 3 of antenna 2 about the same width as antennomeres, and number of antennomeres =20.(1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.A Practical Guide to the Marine Animals of Northeastern North America
Pollock L.W. 1998. Rutgers University Press.