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Niphargus ictus.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Amphipoda
Suborder: Senticaudata
Superfamily: Crangonyctoidea
Family: Niphargidae
Bousfield, 1977[1]

Niphargidae is a family of amphipod crustaceans. Its distribution is in western Eurasia, and its members mainly live in subterranean freshwaters habitats.[2] It contains the following genera:[1][3]

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  1. ^ a b Horton, T.; Lowry, J. (2014). Lowry J, ed. "Niphargidae Bousfield, 1977". World Amphipoda database. World Register of Marine Species. 
  2. ^ Fišer, Cene; Trontelj, Peter; Sket, Boris. "Niphargus home page". Retrieved April 26, 2014. 
  3. ^ Fišer, Cene; Trontelj, Peter; Sket, Boris. "Check list". Niphargus. Retrieved September 16, 2010.