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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Amphipoda
Suborder: Gammaridea
Family: Paracrangonyctidae
Bousfield, 1983
Genus: Paracrangonyx
Stebbing, 1899
  • Paracrangonyx compactus Chilton, 1882
  • Paracrangonyx winterbourni Fenwick, 2001

Paracrangonyx is a genus of amphipods in the family Paracrangonyctidae, comprising two species, Paracrangonyx compactus and Paracrangonyz winterbourni.

P. compactus is found only in Canterbury, New Zealand, at Eyreton, Leeston, and St Albans. It is hypogean, found up to 58 metres (190 ft) below ground.[1]

P. winterbourni has only been found at Templeton, on the Canterbury Plains of South Island.[2]