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Microrchestia Bousfield, 1984

555637  (

marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Horton, T.; Lowry, J.; De Broyer, C.; Bellan-Santini, D.; Coleman, C. O.; Corbari, L.; Costello, M. J.; Daneliya, M.; Dauvin, J-C.; Fišer, C.; Gasca, R.; Grabowski, M.; Guerra-García, J. M.; Hendrycks, E.; Hughes, L.; Jaume, D.; Jazdzewski, K.; Kim, Y.-H.; King, R.; Krapp-Schickel, T.; LeCroy, S.; Lörz, A.-N.; Mamos, T.; Senna, A. R.; Serejo, C.; Sket, B.; Souza-Filho, J. F.; Tandberg, A.H.; Thomas, J.; Thurston, M.; Vader, W.; Väinölä, R.; Vonk, R.; White, K.; Zeidler, W. (2018). World Amphipoda Database. Microrchestia Bousfield, 1984. Accessed at: on 2019-05-21
2010-12-14 08:45:54Z
2010-12-21 10:41:29Z

Not documented
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
From editor or global species database
Habitat  Bousfield (1984) refered to additional un-named species from Ecuador, tropical south America and Nigeria, tropical west Africa in the Atlantic Ocean; Madagascar and south-eastern India in the Indian Ocean. Named taxa occur in India, Mocaimbique and Australia/New Guinea. This indicates a classic post-Gondwanan distribution, except how did they get into the heart of the Atlantic Ocean.
The only significant difference I can find between Microrchestia and Protorchestia is slightly sexually dimorphic pereopods 6 and 7 in Microrchestia. [details]

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