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 Kingdom: Animalia
 Subphylum: Crustacea
 Class: Malacostraca
 Order: Amphionidacea

White PelicanThere is only one species in this order, Amphionides reynaudii. It is a small crustacean, less than an inch in length, found in warm tropical ocean waters around the world.

The larvae are usually found in shallow waters at depths less than 300 feet, while the adult is found in deeper waters at depths between 2,000 and 5,500 feet.

It is a planktonic species. Planktonic species are usually small and float and drift in open ocean waters along with the currents.

At one point, Amphionides reynaudii was thought to be a shrimp species because it had only been observed in its larval stage. It was placed in its own order in 1973.


World Status Key
Least Concern Least Concern Near Threatened Near Threatened Vulnerable Vulnerable Endangered Endangered Critically Endangered Critically Endangered extinct in the wild Extinct in the Wild extinct Extinct
Status and range is taken from ICUN Redlist. If no status is listed, there is not enough data to establish status.

US Status Key
Threatened in US Threatened in US Threatened in New Hampshire Threatened in NH Endangered in US Endangered in US Endangered in NH Endangered in NH breeds in nh Breeds in NH Introduced Introduced
Status taken from US Fish and Wildlife and NH Fish and Game

  New Hampshire Species


 North/Central American Species

None   None

Other Species Around the World

Arctic Ocean Arctic Ocean atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean indian Ocean Indian Ocean pacific ocean Pacific Ocean southern ocean Southern Ocean

Amphionides reynaudii



Additional Information

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Amphionides reynaudii Photos atlantic Ocean
Amphionides reynaudii looks like a flea.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School