Links to Web Sites dedicated to

The above link arrangement doesn't reflect any peculiar priority order - Last update: June 16, 2003


The Amphipod HomePage, now @ Tromsø Museum, Norway :    

A great site, full of links and informations not only on Amphipods but also on other Crustaceans groups. The site also presents on line edition of the "AMPHIPOD NEWSLETTER".
   The site also hosts reports and pictures of the Xth International Colloquium on Amphipoda (Heraklion, Crete, April 2000), also called the "Geia maV" Colloquium...

The Wim VADER site, Tromsø Museum, Norway :    

An important site wherein Wim VADER (and his co-worker Jørgen BERGE) gives a lot of informations about biology and taxonomy of North Atlantic and Arctic Gammarids. Contents also a checklist of Barents Sea Amphipods, illustrated and interactive identification keys, a database on Amphipod literature, and other instructive material.

The Alan MYERS site, National University of Ireland, Cork :    

An ambitious site, still in development, dedicated to North East Atlantic and Mediterranean Amphipods (more than 800 species belonging to 70 families). The site presently contents several keys (in Delta) for the most important families and will soon present various illustrated monographs on these families.

The Museo Nacional de Rio de Janeiro site, Brazil :    

The Catalogue of the Crustacea of Brazil edited in 1998 by P.S. YOUNG is now available on-line. Two sections (Gammaridea & Caprellidea by Y. WAKABARA & C.S. SERESO, and Hyperiidea by M. MONTÚ) are devoted to Amphipoda, with synonymy, geographical distribution and references.

The pictures of Steve ALEXANDER et al., Canadian Museum of Nature :    

A beautiful underwater field guide to Ross Sea & McMurdo Sound crustacean fauna, with plenty of photographs of Antarctic amphipods (and isopods, tanaids, mysids, ostracods, barnacles and shrimps).

The Traudl KRAPP-SCHICKEL site, University of Bonn, Germany :    

This site refers to some amphipod related web resources and presents a kind of souvenir album of amphipodologist pictures taken during different carcinology congresses. Also includes a dozen of Amphipod SEM pictures.

The Oliver COLEMAN site, Berlin Museum, Germany :    

Author's presentation with some Antarctic Amphipod species photos.

The Gammarus locusta Forum, IMAR, Lisbon, Portugal :    

An interactive forum dedicated to a single Gammarus species, managed by the Institute of Marine Research of Lisboa. The site, which will be progressively updated, presently gives an exhaustive bibliography about various aspects of G. locusta biology and taxonomy.

The Baikal Amphipod Biodiversity site :    

A new site, devoted to the Amphipoda of the deepest and oldest lake of the world. The page includes some really nice pictures of Baikal amphipods associated with strange green sponges.

The Amphipoda in Lake Baikal, Kyoto University :    

Another site on Baikal Amphipods, managed by Masanobu TAKAGI, giving some reasons for the observed biodiversity in this lake. 8 drawings ornament the site.

The Subterranean Amphipod Database, Old Dominion University :    

A site dedicated to groundwater Amphipods with a database progressively implemented.

The John HOLSINGER & Jun ZHANG site:    

A sister-site to previous one, specialized in subterranean Crangonyctidae and Hadziidae, with nice pictures and drawings, distribution maps and identification keys.

The J.D. THOMAS page:    

A page devoted to the commensal amphipod family Anamixidae, with a downloadable identification key and a Delta file for this family.

Amphipods of the groundwater fauna of Italy, University of l'Aquila, Italy :    

Another site on subterranean amphipods, with a complete checklist of the Italian amphipod stygofauna, accompanied by an selective world bibliography on subterranean species.

The Ronald VONK site, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands:    

Another site dedicated to groundwater Crustaceans of marine origin (thalassostygobionts), and to interstitial Amphipods (Ingolfiellidea), with links to the Crustacean Evolutionary Pattern Analysis project of Fred SCHRAM.

The Amphipod Gallery, Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Australia :    

A nice site with 15 large pictures of South Australia Amphipods (with informations about the biology of species), presented by the Gary POORE team.

The Ichiro TAKEUCHI site, Tokyo, Japan :    

Author's presentation, with wonderful pictures of uncredible Caprellids.

The Uwe KILS site, Rutgers New Jersey University, USA :    

A project devoted to underwater imaging of plankton, with a beautiful picture of an Antarctic Hyperiid.

The Australian Marine Benthic Gammarids of  

A site managed by the Australian Museum, presenting the history of amphipod research on this continent, together with the most important literature and interactive keys (in Delta format) to several amphipod families.

Bioluminescent Amphipods, Bermuda Biological Research Station, USA :    

A nice photograph of a couple of deep-sea bioluminescent Hyperiids.

Cyamids on grey whales, Univ. of British Columbia, Canada :    

An interesting site, managed by James HRYNYSHYN, with many informations and nice pictures of grey whales infested by cyamid amphipods.

The Joseph POUPIN site, Brest Naval School, France :

A site dedicated to bioluminescent plankters, with a checklist of known luminescent species, among which some dozens of amphipods.

The deepest Amphipod, Science and Technology Agency, Japan :    

A pretty picture of the deepest Amphipod, Hirondellea gigas, collected in Mariana Trench at 10.590 m depth. The site has disappeared - click on the picture to enlarge it.

Various Amphipod pictures and drawings can be found with usual search engines.


Australian Post issued (1984) a 2c stamp representing the "coral hopper" lysianassoid Amaryllis philatelica

The Falkland Island Dependencies issued (1984) a series of four stamps dedicated to Southern Ocean crustaceans, among which a 2p one about the gammarid Epimeria monodon.

The U.S. Postage issued (2000) a series of five stamps about deep-sea organisms, among which a 33c one representing the hyperiid Cystisoma neptuni.

An AMPHIPOD LIST is maintained at the Institute of Marine Biology of Crete (IMBC).

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