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Microprotopus maculatus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Microprotopidae
Genus  Microprotopus
Order  Amphipoda
Class  Malacostraca
Phylum  Arthropoda
Rank  Species
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Similar  Amphipoda, Nototropis falcatus, Bathyporeia elegans, Abludomelita obtusata, Leucothoe incisa

Microprotopus maculatus is a species of crustacean. It is belong to Microprotopus genus and Microprotopidae family. It was described by Alfred Merle Norman in 1867.

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Description

Microprotopus maculatus approximately length is 3 mm. It has blackish densely mottled. This species lives between depth range from 0 to 70 meters and often on sandy bottoms.

Distribution

Microprotopus maculatus mainly found in the European waters such as North-East Atlantic, North Sea; particularity from Isefjord to the Adriatic. Also, significant amount found in the North American waters, Mediterranean and Indian ocean.

References

Microprotopus maculatus Wikipedia


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