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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArgissa Boeck, 1871 
AphiaID: 101476

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArthropoda (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCrustacea (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMalacostraca (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEumalacostraca (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPeracarida (Superorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphipoda (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGammaridea (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArgissidae (Family)
Status accepted
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArgissa typica Boeck, 1871 (type by monotypy)
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArgissidae Walker, 1904
Sources 
identification resource Lincoln, R.J. (1979). British marine Amphipoda: Gammaridea. British Museum (Natural History): London, UK. ISBN 0-565-00818-8. vi, 658 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]

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 Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArgissa hamatipes (Norman, 1869)

Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArgissa stebbingi Bonnier, 1896 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArgissa hamatipes (Norman, 1869)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArgissa typica Boeck, 1871 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArgissa hamatipes (Norman, 1869)
Environment marine
Feedingtypes  deposit feeder: subsurface [details]
grazer [details]
Link Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRemark This taxon is in need of revision. The distribution, depth range and morphological variation attributed to A. hamatipes is implausible. Argissa hamatipes (Norman, 1869) was originally described from shallow water in St Magnus Bay, Shetland Islands, Scotland. Argissa stebbingi Bonnier, 1896 was described from 940 m depth in the Bay of Biscay, France. The species are currently in synonymy and many more records have been added so that based on current taxonomy the climatic distribution of Argissa hamatipes extends from Iceland (Sub-Arctic) to Sri Lanka (high tropics), the depth distribution extends from the shallow subtidal (14 m depth) to the lower bathyal (nearly 1000 m depth) and the geographic distribution is one of the widest of any amphipod species, from California to the Sea of Japan in the Pacific Ocean, from southern India and Sri Lanka, to Madagascar and southern Africa in the Indian Ocean, and in the Atlantic Ocean from West Africa and the Azores, to the Mediterranean Sea and along the European coast to Norway, and across the northern North Atlantic to Iceland, Greenland, and the Gulf of St Lawrence to New England in North America.
A number of records have been published without illustrations (Walker, 1904 (Sri Lanka); Stephensen, 1940 (Iceland); Schellenberg, 1942; Reid, 1951 (West Africa)). More were published with illustrations: Chevreux & Fage, 1925 (Bay of Biscay, the Azores and West Africa); Shoemaker, 1930 (Gulf of St Lawrence); Gurjanova, 1951 (Somewhere); Nagata, 1965 (Sea of Japan); J.L. Barnard, 1967 (southern California); Bousfield, 1973 (New England); Griffiths, 1976 (Cape Province, South Africa); Lincoln, 1979 (British Isles) and Ledoyer, 1983a (Madagascar)). These illustrations often indicate species level morphological differences. For instance, based on morphology, the well illustrated material of Rabindranath (1972) from Trivandrum, Kerala, India must be considered as a new species. Most authors have accepted the synonymy without question. Ruffo (1989) maintained two species, but the problem is that the taxon is so confused that trying to maintain the two names does not help. There has to be a revision based on all available material. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:101476
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Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Bellan-Santini, Denise
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  checked  Costello, Mark
2010-08-09 12:03:25Z  changed  Lowry, Jim
  
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  Citation: Lowry, J. (2014). Argissa Boeck, 1871. In: Horton, T.; Lowry, J. & De Broyer, C. (2013 onwards) World Amphipoda Database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=101476 on 2014-07-10
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