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RAMS Amphipoda

Number of taxa: 1824
Number of species: 1116
Number of accepted species: 954

Taxonomic Editor:

Dr Claude De Broyer, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels, Belgium
email: claude dot debroyer at naturalsciences dot be

The Amphipods species list is currently being confronted to other relevant resources (viz. ERMS), to ensure the highest data quality standards. A new Taxonomy of Amphipods has been devised by Antarctic specialists, and has been proposed to other amphipodologists. As soon as this process is finished, the complete list (800+ species) will be available online, together with a literature-based distribution dataset.

The amphipod species list was compiled by Claude De Broyer and Henri Robert (Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels). It includes all benthic, benthopelagic and pelagic species of gammaridean and corophiidean amphipods found in the Southern Ocean sensu stricto, i.e. south to the Antarctic Polar Front. It has been extracted from the Ant’Phipoda Database (RBINS, Brussels) which includes extensive information on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic amphipods. The species list has been databased by SCAR-MarBIN, using a template which will be later freely distributed to other scientists willing to setup their own database.

If you use the lists, please cite:
De Broyer C & Robert H, 2005. Ant’Phipoda Database. World Wide Web electronic publication. Consulted on [date]
Please also acknowledge the SCAR-MarBIN portal:
De Broyer C, Robert H, Clarke A, Koubbi P, Pakhomov E, Scott F, Vanden Berghe W and Danis B (Editors). The SCAR-MarBIN Register of Antarctic Marine Species (RAMS): Amphipoda, [date accessed]. World Wide Web electronic publication. Available online at http://www.marinespecies.org/rams/ramsamphipoda.php

An exhaustive Bibliography of the Southern Ocean Amphipoda is also consultable here. This bibliography has been compiled by Claude De Broyer, Henri Robert and Nicole Moortgat (Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels), and has been extracted from:
De Broyer C, Lowry JK, Jazdzewski K, Robert H, in press. Catalogue of the Gammaridean and Corophiidean Amphipoda (Crustacea) of the Southern Ocean, with distribution and ecological data.

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