PORT PHILLIP BAY


Amphipod 

Linguimaera tias Krapp-Schickel, 2003

View scientific description and taxonomy

Scientific Details

Taxonomy

Phylum:
Arthropoda
Subphylum:
Crustacea
Class:
Malacostraca
Subclass:
Eumalacostraca
Superorder:
Peracarida
Order:
Amphipoda
Suborder:
Gammaridea
Infraorder:
Gammarida
Family:
Maeridae
Genus:
Linguimaera
Species:
tias

General Description

Kidney-shaped lateral eyes; one of the second walking legs is much larger than the other. The back edges of the side-plates of the abdomen are finely serrated. Up to 11 mm long.

Biology

Linguimaera tias is found on seaweeds and on the sandy bottom of bays and the continental shelf. The species may be a herbivore but more likely feeds on detritus.

Habitat

Sandy sediments and on seaweeds, to depth of 40 m.

Soft substrates

Seagrass meadows

Distribution guide

New Zealand, South-eastern Australia, including central and eastern coastal Victoria.

Species Group

Microcrustaceans Amphipods

Depth

Shore (0-1 m)
Shallow (1-30 m)
Deep ( > 30 m)

Water Column

On or near sea floor

Max Size

11 mm

Diet

Organic matter

Commercial Species

No

Global Dispersal

Recorded in Australia

Species Code

sp. MoV 4584

Conservation Status

  • DSE Advisory List : Not listed
  • EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
  • IUCN Red List : Not listed

Author

article author Taylor, J.

Dr. Jo Taylor is the Sciences Collections Online Coordinator at Museum Victoria.

Author

article author Poore, G.C.B.

Dr. Gary Poore is Principal Curator Emeritus at Museum Victoria.

citation

Cite this page as:
Taylor, J. & Poore, G.C.B., 2011, Amphipod, Linguimaera tias, in Taxonomic Toolkit for marine life of Port Phillip Bay, Museum Victoria, accessed 25 Jul 2017, http://portphillipmarinelife.net.au:8098/species/5177

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