Document Type

Report

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

1971

Series

Special papers in marine science

Abstract

Gammarid amphipods of three tidal rivers entering Chesapeake Bay were studied for ten months, particularly in the York River where 40 species were record during the period. Several species moved up or down the rivers with changing salinity. The more abundant species had longer breeding seasons. The number of described species from lower Chesapeake Bay is now 42 and the presence of 10 undescribed species and of several which bracket the region indicates that much remains to be learned about amphipods in the Bay. Nineteen of these have a boreal affinity and seven are limited to the Virginian subprovince. A reference to the most recent significant work on each species is given and a key is included as an appendix.

Issue

No. 2

DOI

http://doi.org/10.21220/V5H01D

Keywords

Gammaridae - Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.)

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