Sea piglet (Arrhis phyllonyx)
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandA generally more northern species, it has been found off the south coast of Orkney, Scotland and off northern Ireland.
HabitatArrhis phyllonyx is a pelagic species thought to inhabit deep offshore waters.
- Head with conspicuous downturned rostrum.
- Eyes joined dorsally.
- Pereopod 7 much longer than pereopod 6.
- Ramus of third uropod scarcely longer than peduncle.
- Telson small and entire.
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Englisch, U., Coleman, C.O. & Wägele, J.W., 2003. First observations on the phylogeny of the families Gammaridae, Crangonyctidae, Melitidae, Niphargidae, Megaluropidae and Oedicerotidae (Amphipoda, Crustacea), using small subunit rDNA gene sequences. Journal of Natural History, 37, 2461-2486
Howson, C.M. & Picton, B.E., 1997. The species directory of the marine fauna and flora of the British Isles and surrounding seas. Belfast: Ulster Museum. [Ulster Museum publication, no. 276.]
Sainte-Marie, B. & Brunel, P., 1983. Differences in life history and success between suprabenthic shelf populations of Arrhis phyllonyx (Amphipoda Gammaridea) in two ecosystems of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Journal of Crustacean Biology, 3, 45-67
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Last Updated: 22/05/2008