Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Capeorchestia
Family: Talitridae (Crustacea)
Taxon : Water invertebrate
Group : Animal

SPECIES
capensis
NOTES

A small amphipod 10-20 mm long. Th firt pair of antennate are much shorter than the second pair. Last three pairs of legs are long and splayed sideways. An air breathing scavenger which lives under rocks or rubbish at the high tide mark.


AUTHORITY
(Dana, 1853)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
 


Colour
Notes: A brownish-grey
Colour: Grey
Common Name
Beach hopper
Amphipod
Habitat
NOTES: Very plentiful at the high tide mark
HABITAT NAME: Riverside
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Talorchestia capensis



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