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Any of numerous small, chiefly aquatic crustaceans of the order Amphipoda, such as the beach flea, having a laterally compressed body with no carapace.

[From New Latin Amphipoda, order name : amphi- + New Latin -poda, -pod.]


(Animals) any marine or freshwater crustacean of the order Amphipoda, such as the sand hoppers, in which the body is laterally compressed: subclass Malacostraca
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Amphipoda


(ˈæm fəˌpɒd)

any small, flat-bodied crustacean of the order Amphipoda, having one set of limbs adapted for swimming and another for hopping, as the beach fleas and sand hoppers.
[1825–35; < New Latin Amphipoda; see amphi-, -pod]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amphipod - a kind of malacostracan crustaceanamphipod - a kind of malacostracan crustacean  
malacostracan crustacean - a major subclass of crustaceans
Amphipoda, order Amphipoda - small flat-bodied semiterrestrial crustaceans: whale lice; sand-hoppers; skeleton shrimp
beach flea, sand flea, sand hopper, sandhopper - small amphipod crustaceans that hop like fleas; common on ocean beaches
skeleton shrimp - small amphipod crustacean having a grotesque form suggestive of the praying mantis; found chiefly on seaweed
whale louse - amphipod crustacean parasitic on cetaceans
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The vents on Mount Dent also thronged with the new shrimp, along with a snake-like fish, an unknown species of snail and a flea-like crustacean called an amphipod.
Stomach and gut contents of the Arctic nearshore lysianassid amphipod Onisimus litoralis sampled from February to May 2003 indicate that Arctic ice algae were dominant food no earlier than the onset of ice melt, Crustaceans, common prey in a previous study, were absent in stomachs and guts during the survey period.
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Up to 60 per cent of tiny amphipod crustaceans, the insects of the marine world, were not currently described.
1) Class Crustacea: In this group the main taxon in numerical abundance (N%) as well as in frequency of occurrence in stomachs (F%) was shown by the lacustrine amphipod Paracorophium hartmannorum, which represented 97% of the individual prey species, and was found in 93.
wollei compared to a filamentous green alga, Rhizoclonium hieroglyphicum, in feeding assays using the freshwater amphipod Hyalella azteca as an herbivore.
Malformation in embryos of the deposit-feeding amphipod Monoporeisa affinis in the Baltic Sea.
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6 mm) is at the base of all the food chains in Lake Baikal, as it is consumed by the pelagic gammarid amphipod crustacean Macrohectopus bronickii as well as by fish such as omul (Coregonus autumnalis migratorius), the arctic cisco (Cottocomephorus spp.