Terrestrial Amphipods or "Lawn Shrimp," (Crustacea: Amphipoda)
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Fasulo, Thomas R. 2004. “Terrestrial Amphipods or ‘Lawn Shrimp,’ (Crustacea: Amphipoda): EENY-220/IN377, Rev. 11/2001”. EDIS 2004 (6). Gainesville, FL. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-in377-2001.


Amphipods comprise an order of crustacea, shrimp-like in form, which contains mostly marine and freshwater forms. While some species are terrestrial, they still require moist habitats. These terrestrial species are sometimes referred to as "lawn shrimp" due to their similarity to true shrimp. Amphipods were first described in New South Wales, Australia, and then later on several Pacific islands. They were first reported in the Western Hemisphere in 1918 when at least one species was found in California (Mallis 1990). This document is EENY-220, one of a series of Featured Creatures from the Entomology and Nematology Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Published: July 2001. Revised: November 2001.

EENY-220/IN377: Terrestrial Amphipods or Lawn Shrimp (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Talitridae) (ufl.edu)

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