Pallaseidae

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Pallaseidae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Amphipoda
Suborder: Gammaridea
Superfamily: Gammaroidea
Family: Pallaseidae
Tachteew, 2000

Pallaseidae (from the genus name Pallasea) is a family of amphipod crustaceans endemic to Lake Baikal. Some species are also found in the Angara River which flows out of Lake Baikal, and one species is distributed throughout Northern Palearctic. The composition of the family is a subject of discussion, with different sources listing either 9 genera and 58 species,[1] or 8 genera and 20 species.[2] They are benthic, nectobenthic or epibiotic.

The following genera are placed in the family Pallaseidae:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ V. V. Takhteev (2000). Ocherki ob amfipodakh ozera Baikal (sistematika, sravnitelnaya ekologiya, evolutsiya). Irkutsk: Izdatelstvo Irkutskogo universiteta. p. 335. 
  2. ^ R. M. Kamaltynov (2002). "Amfipody (Amphipoda: Gammaroidea)". In O. A. Timoshkin. Index of animal species inhabiting Lake Baikal and its catchment area. Vol.1. Book 1. Novosibirsk: Nauka. pp. 572–831. 
  3. ^ Jim Lowry (2010). "Pallaseidae". In J. Lowry. World Amphipoda database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved December 10, 2011.