Gammarus desperatus

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Gammarus desperatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Amphipoda
Family: Gammaridae
Genus: Gammarus
Species: G. desperatus
Binomial name
Gammarus desperatus
Cole, 1981

Gammarus desperatus is a species of amphipod crustacean in the family Gammaridae.

G. desperatus was formerly found at three sites in New Mexico, but it has since been extirpated from two of these sites.[1] G. desperatus only survives within Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge.[1] It is listed as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List,[1] and as an endangered species under the United States Endangered Species Act.[2]


  1. ^ a b c B. Lang & C. M. Pollock (2000). "Gammarus desperatus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2.3 (2.3). International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved October 10, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Noel's Amphipod (Gammarus desperatus) species profile". Environmental Conservation Online System. United States Fish and Wildlife Service. October 10, 2010.