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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Superclassis: Multicrustacea
Classis: Malacostraca
Subclassis: Eumalacostraca
Superordo: Peracarida
Ordo: Amphipoda
Subordo: Gammaridea
Superfamilia: Ampeliscoidea

Familia: Ampeliscidae
Genera: Ampelisca - Byblis - Byblisoides - Haploops


Ampeliscidae Costa, 1857

King, R.A. 2009: Ampeliscidae. Pp. 132-142 in Lowry, J.K.; Myers, A.A. (eds.) Benthic Amphipoda (Crustacea: Peracarida) of the Great Barrier Reef. Zootaxa, 2260: 1–930. Abstract & excerpt PDF

The Ampeliscidae are a family of amphipods, distinct enough to warrant placement in a monotypic superfamily Ampeliscoidea.[1] They are benthic, found at the bottom of seas and oceans. They are distributed worldwide, and are often abundant in areas with fine sediments.[2] They live in infaunal tubes, constructed from "amphipod silk" and sediment.[2]



Donald B. Cadien (September 25, 2007). "Ampeliscoidea of the NEP (Equator to Aleutians, intertidal to abyss): a review" (PDF). Southern California Association of Marine Invertebrate Taxonomists.
Rachael A. King (2009). "Ampeliscidae" (PDF). In J. K. Lowry & A. A. Myers (ed.). Benthic Amphipoda (Crustacea: Peracarida) of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Zootaxa. 2260. pp. 132–142. ISBN 978-1-86977-411-0.


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