Pariambus typicus

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Pariambus typicus
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Amphipoda
Family: Caprellidae
Genus: Pariambus
Species: P. typicus
Binomial name
Pariambus typicus
Krøyer, 1844

Pariambus typicus is a species of amphipod crustacean. It is found in the Atlantic Ocean from northern Norway south to the Cape Verde Islands and into the Mediterranean Sea as far east as Italy. It is absent from the Baltic Sea, suggesting that it requires water of high salinity.[1] Adults grow to a length of 7 millimetres (0.28 in),[2] and are commonly found in association with starfish and sea urchins, and more rarely with brittle stars.[3] The species is sometimes included in the family Pariambidae,[4] but more usually in the Caprellidae.[2]


  1. ^ M. B. Jones (1973). "Geographical and ecological distribution of Pariambus typicus (Krøyer) (Amphipoda, Caprellidae)". Crustaceana. 25 (2): 204–210. JSTOR 20102032. doi:10.1163/156854073x00830. 
  2. ^ a b Mario de Kluijver. "Pariambus typicus". Macrobenthos of the North Sea – Crustacea. Universiteit van Amsterdam. Retrieved March 26, 2010. 
  3. ^ Ute Volbehr & Eike Rachor (1997). A. D. Naumov; H. Hummel; A. A. Sukhotin & J. S. Ryland, eds. "Interactions and Adaptation Strategies of Marine Organisms". Hydrobiologia. 355 (1–3): 71–76. doi:10.1023/A:1003002817720.  |chapter= ignored (help)
  4. ^ "Pariambus typicus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved August 17, 2011.