WoRMS taxon details

Microrchestia Bousfield, 1984

555637  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:555637)

marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Not documented
Horton, T.; Lowry, J.; De Broyer, C.; Bellan-Santini, D.; Coleman, C.O.; Corbari, L.; Costello, M.J.; Daneliya, M.; Dauvin, J.-C.; Fišer, C.; Gasca, R.; Grabowski, M.; Guerra-García, J.M.; Hendrycks, E.; Hughes, L.; Jaume, D.; Jazdzewski, K.; Kim, Y.-H.; King, R.; Krapp-Schickel, T.; LeCroy, S.; Lörz, A.-N.; Mamos, T.; Senna, A.R.; Serejo, C.; Sket, B.; Souza-Filho, J.F.; Tandberg, A.H.; Thomas, J.D.; Thurston, M.; Vader, W.; Väinölä, R.; Vonk, R.; White, K.; Zeidler, W. (2021). World Amphipoda Database. Microrchestia Bousfield, 1984. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=555637 on 2021-10-28
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Not documented
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
From editor or global species database
Habitat  Bousfield (1984) refered to additional un-named species from Ecuador, tropical south America and Nigeria, tropical west Africa in the Atlantic Ocean; Madagascar and south-eastern India in the Indian Ocean. Named taxa occur in India, Mocaimbique and Australia/New Guinea. This indicates a classic post-Gondwanan distribution, except how did they get into the heart of the Atlantic Ocean.
The only significant difference I can find between Microrchestia and Protorchestia is slightly sexually dimorphic pereopods 6 and 7 in Microrchestia. [details]