Leucothoe incisa

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Leucothoe incisa
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Amphipoda
Suborder: Gammaridea
Family: Leucothoidae
Genus: Leucothoe
Species: L. incisa
Binomial name
Leucothoe incisa
Robertson, 1892 [1]

Leucothoe incisa is an amphipod in the family Leucothoidae. It grows up to 7 millimetres (0.28 in) long, and is whitish in colour, but a yellowish green along the back,[2] with intensely red eyes.[3] It lives at depths of up to 60 metres (200 ft) along the Atlantic coast of Europe from the Mediterranean Sea to Scotland, and in the North Sea.[2] It is part of group of sibling species, together with Leucothoe lilljeborgi and Leucothoe occulta.[4]


  1. ^ "Leucothoe incisa". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. 
  2. ^ a b M. J. de Kluijver & S. S. Ingalsuo. "Leucothoe incisa". Macrobenthos of the North Sea – Crustacea. Universiteit van Amsterdam. Retrieved April 7, 2010. 
  3. ^ M. Costello & D. Bellan-Santini (December 21, 2004). "Leucothoe incisa Robertson, 1892". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved April 7, 2010. 
  4. ^ A. A. Myers & M. J. Costello (1986). "The amphipod sibling pair Leucothoe lilljeborgi and L. incisa in British and Irish waters". Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 66: 75–82. doi:10.1017/S0025315400039655.