Story: Life in fresh water

Amphipods (6th of 6)


Amphipods are small crustaceans, and are not well particularly well known in New Zealand’s fresh water. There are 19 described, endemic species, representing nine genera in eight families. Many New Zealand freshwater amphipods live underground in river gravels or springs.

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Roger Young, 'Life in fresh water - Invertebrates', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 9 August 2020)

Story by Roger Young, published 24 Sep 2007