An order of chiefly marine crustaceans with a laterally compressed body and a large number of leg-like appendages.
- Neither Amphipoda nor Isopoda is known from the early Paleozoic when the Crustacea are generally represented in the fossil record by the valve-bearing Ostracoda.
- Because of their small size, Amphipoda are able to survive in caves.
- This Colloquium hosts every aspects of Amphipoda (systematics, genetics, evolution, ecology, physiology, range extensions, etc.), both freshwater and marine.
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