Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Benthic Ecology and Biology
Deep-Sea Amphipods

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Cyphocaris.jpg (63952 bytes)
Eurythenes grillus

Mayerella.jpg (58884 bytes)

Mayerella sp.

Valettiopsis.JPG (77554 bytes)

Valettiopsis concava

Haploops_gill_oost.JPG (90876 bytes)
Haploops lodo
female gill and oostegite

Haploops2_T616C72P1.jpg (130013 bytes)

Haploops lodo

Ampelisca_unsocalae_live.jpg (78315 bytes)
Ampelisca unsocalae
1040 m

Haploops_pleated_gill.JPG (86592 bytes)
Haploops lodo
male pleated gill

Haploops_bed.jpg (126804 bytes)

Haploops lodo
sediment tubes on the seafloor at ~3600 m

Ampelisca_unsocalae.jpg (54746 bytes)
Ampelisca unsocalae 
Family Ampeliscidae (4)

Bathymedon_kassites.jpg (78352 bytes)
Bathymedon kassites
Family Oedicerotidae (1)

Bruzelia.jpg (66560 bytes)
Bruzelia ?tuberculata
Family Synopiidae (3)

Harpiniopsis_epistomata.jpg (72405 bytes)
Harpiniopsis epistomata
Family Phoxocephalidae

Lepidepecreum_serraculum.jpg (76405 bytes)
Lepidepecreum serraculum
Family Lysianassidae(6)

Listriella .jpg (121501 bytes)
Juvenile Listriella sp.
Family Liljeborgiidae (8)

Harpiniopsis_x_emeriyi.jpg (89416 bytes)
Harpiniopsis ?emeryi
Family Phoxocephalidae (20)

Bathymedon_pumlis.jpg (69346 bytes)
Bathymedon pumlis
Family Oedicerotidae  (11)

Hippomedon_columbianus.jpg (97807 bytes)
Hippomedon columbianus
Family Lysianassidae (12)

Metopa_dawsoni.jpg (95710 bytes)
Metopa dawsoni 
Family Stenothoidae (13)

amphipod_2.jpg (120392 bytes)
Amphipoda sp. (2)

?Hippomedon columbianus
Family Lysianassidae (L1)

Special thanks to
Peter Slattery of Moss Landing Marine Labs for his help with these identifications


All pictures copyright MBARI  2003-2005
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Last updated: Feb. 04, 2009