AMPHIPODS (including beach hoppers and sea fleas)

Including sea fleas, beach hoppers and skeleton shrimps. The featured species below are but a few of the very many that thrive in Pacific Northwest habitats.

AR2. BLACK-AND-WHITE SEA FLEA, kelp flea

Chromopleustes oculatus, Parapleustes oculatus, Neopleustes oculatus

AR2A. THORLAKSON’S SHORT ROSTRUM AMPHIPOD

Thorlaksonius brevirostris

AR3. CALIFORNIA BEACH HOPPER, California beach flea

Megalorchestia californiana, Orchestoidea californiana, Orchestoidea pugettensis

AR4. PALE BEACH HOPPER

Megalorchestia columbiana, Orchestoidea columbiana

AR5. SPLASH-ZONE BEACH HOPPER, small beach hopper, beach hopper, sand flea, sandhopper, kelp flea

scientific name pending

AR6. PINK BEACH HOPPER

Maera danae, Maera dubia, Maera loveni

AR7. KELP-DWELLING SEA FLEA

Peramphithoe humeralis, Ampithoe humeralis

AR8. SEA LETTUCE SEA FLEA

Ampithoe lacertosa, Ampithoe scitulus, Ampithoe macrurum, Ampithoe stimpsoni

AR9. DARK SEA FLEA

Hyale pugettensis, possible: Allorchestes japonica

AR9A. unidentified amphipod
AR10. NEON SEA FLEA

Podocerus cristatus

AR11. GUT-COMMENSAL AMPHIPOD

Orchomene recondita, Allogaussia recondita

AR12. TUBE-DWELLING SEA FLEA

Ericthonius rubricornis, Ericthonius hunteri

AR13. sea fleas

 

AR14. HITCHHIKING AMPHIPODS?

 

AR14A. RED URCHIN SEDIMENT WHIP AMPHIPOD

Dulichia rhabdoplastis

AR14B. UNIDENTIFIED AMPHIPODS
AR15. GRAY WHALE LICE

Cyamus kessleri and Cyamus ceti, Cyamus mysticeti

AR16. ALASKAN SKELETON SHRIMP, giant skeleton shrimp, caprellid amphipod, phantom shrimp

Caprella alaskana