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Main Title Biota of Freshwater Ecosystems. Identification Manual No. 5. The Freshwater Amphipod Crustaceans (Gammaridae) of North America.
Author Holsinge, John R. ;
CORP Author Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Dept. of Invertebrate Zoology.
Year Published 1972
Report Number DI-14-12-894; EPA-18050-ELD; 73-13740;
Stock Number PB-222 926
Additional Subjects ( Crustacea ; Fresh water biology) ; ( Aquatic animals ; Fresh water biology) ; Ecology ; Distribution(Property) ; North America ; Identifying ; Morphology ; Manuals ; Invertebrates ; Ecosystems ; Gammaridae ; Taxonomic keys ; Gammarus ; Crangonyx ; Synurella ; Apocrangonyx ; Stygonectes ; Stygobromus ; Bactrurus ; Allocrangonyx
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NTIS  PB-222 926 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 95p
The amphipod crustacean family Gammaridae is represented in the freshwaters of North America by eight genera and 81 described species; numerous other species are still undescribed. These eight genera, with the number of described North American freshwater species in parentheses, include: Gammarus (9), Crangonyx (18), Synurella (4), Apocrangonyx (6), Stygonectes (29), Stygobromus (10), Bactrurus (3), and Allocrangonyx (2). Ecologically, the freshwater gammarids are an important group of aquatic invertebrates, with species found in a variety of biotopes, including lakes, streams, ponds, swamps, springs, and subterranean waters. In order to facilitate the identification of genera and the determination of species, analytical keys with accompanying illustrations are presented. Of further assistance are distributional maps showing the ranges of many of the species.