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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Amphipoda
Suborder: Gammaridea
Family: Melphidippidae
Stebbing, 1899

Melphidippidae is a family of amphipods which rest upside-down and feed on particles of food suspended in the water.[1] Three genera are recognised:[2]


  1. ^ Charles Oliver Coleman (2009). J. K. Lowry & A. A. Myers, ed. "Melphidippidae" (PDF). Zootaxa. 2260 (Benthic Amphipoda (Crustacea: Peracarida) of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia): 736–740. 
  2. ^ Claude De Broyer, Mark Costello & Denise Bellan-Santini (2010). J. Lowry, ed. "Melphidippidae". World Amphipoda database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved October 21, 2010.