The species is notable for the small hook-like keel on the abdomen and a long hairy hand on the second walking leg of the male. Up to 15 mm long.
Gammarella berringar lives in sandy sediments in shallow bays and the continental shelf. The ways in which amphipods move depends on the arrangement of their legs. Most walk upright using most of the thoracic legs but this is very slow. Swimming using the three pairs of pleopods is much faster. The speciality of amphipods is the tail-flip, a rapid escape response where the abdomen flicks the animal away after the uropods are dug into the ground.
Sandy sediments in shallow bays and the continental shelf, to depth of 27 m.
South-eastern Austria, including central and eastern Victoria.
Native to Australia
sp. MoV 365
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed