BIOTIC Species Information for Jassa falcata
Researched byJacqueline Hill Data supplied byMarLIN
Refereed byProf. P. Geoff Moore
Scientific nameJassa falcata Common nameAn amphipod
MCS CodeS569 Recent SynonymsNone

PhylumCrustacea Subphylum
Superclass ClassEumalacostraca
SubclassPeracarida OrderAmphipoda
SuborderGammaridea FamilyIschyroceridae
GenusJassa Speciesfalcata

Additional Information
  • Jassa falcata shows marked variation in shape and relative proportions of the taxonomically useful characteristics vary with growth stage.
  • Therefore, the taxonomy of Jassa falcata has proved to be problematic.
  • The species Jassa marmorata and Jassa herdmani are easily confused with Jassa falcata so that some of the literature on Jassa falcata may refer to these species or a mixture of Jassa species (Conlan, 1990).
Taxonomy References Howson & Picton, 1997, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Fish & Fish, 1996, Lincoln, 1979, Conlan, 1990,
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