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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Order Amphipoda - Amphipods


A Phylogeny and Classification of the Senticaudata, subord. nov.
By Lowry J.K. & Myers A.A.
Zootaxa 3610(1): 001-080, 2013

A Practical Guide to the Marine Animals of Northeastern North America
By Pollock L.W.
Rutgers University Press, 1998
Covers marine animals from dolphins to ctenophores and flatworms in impressive detail.

The Arthrostraca of Connecticut
By Kunkel B.W.
Connecticut State Geological and Natural History Survey, 1918
Available online from Biodiversity Heritage Library.

A very useful guide to the Peracarida of southern New England. The taxonomy is of course very outdated and the key is missing a number of species described in the nearly 100 years since its publication but it has nonetheless proved very useful to me in my attempts to identify Peracaridans.

Haustoriidae of New England (Crustacea: Amphipoda)
By Bousfield E.L.
Proceedings of the United States National Museum 117(3512): 159-239, 1965
Haustoriidae has since been split into several families. The species keyed out here are now placed in Haustoriidae, Bathyporeiidae, Pontoporeiidae, and Priscillinidae. Online here.

An illustrated identification guide to the nearshore marine and estuarine Amphipoda of Florida, Vols. 1-5
By LeCroy S.E. 2000-2011
Dept Envir. Prot., Tallahassee. 816 pp.
Full text: vol. 1 (Families Gammaridae, Hadziidae, Isaeidae, Melitidae, Oedicerotidae) | vol. 2 (Ampeliscidae, Amphilochidae, Ampithoidae, Aoridae, Argissidae, Haustoriidae) | vol. 3 (Bateidae, Biancolinidae, Cheluridae, Colomastigidae, Corophiidae, Cyproideidae, Dexaminidae) | vol. 4 (Anamixidae, Eusiridae, Hyalellidae, Hyalidae, Iphimediidae, Ischyroceridae, Lysianassidae, Megaluropidae, Melphidippidae) | vol. 5 (Leucothoidae, Liljeborgiidae, Neomegamphopidae, Ochlesidae, Phliantidae, Phoxocephalidae, Platyischnopidae, Pleustidae, Podoceridae, Pontoporeiidae, Sebidae, Stenothoidae, Synopiidae, Talitridae)

A new amphipod in the genus Amphiporeia from Virginia
By Shoemaker C.R.
Washington Academy of Sciences 23(4): 212-216, 1933
Online: Shoemaker, 1933

Identification manual for the marine Amphipoda: (Gammaridea), I. Common coral reef and rocky bottom amphipods of south Florida
By Thomas J.D.
Dept Envir. Prot., Tallahassee. 83 pp., 1993

A new species of Apolochus (Crustacea, Amphipoda, Gammaridea, Amphilochidae) in Maryland coastal bays, USA with notes on its ...
By Andres G. Morales Núñez, Paulinus Chigbu
ZooKeys 571: 81-104, 2016
Full title: A new species of Apolochus (Crustacea, Amphipoda, Gammaridea, Amphilochidae) in Maryland coastal bays, USA with notes on its abundance and distribution
Full text (PDF)
Key to the currently recognized species of Apolochus (females)