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  Superfamily Talitroidea

Family Talitridae

    Genus Arcitalitrus -- North America.
    Genus Chelorchestia -- North America.
    Genus Talitroides -- North America.
    Genus Africorchestia
    Genus Agilestia
    Genus Americorchestia
    Genus Atlantorchestoidea
    Genus Australorchestia
    Genus Austrotroides
    Genus Bellorchestia
    Genus Bousfieldia
    Genus Brevitalitrus
    Genus Britorchestia
    Genus Caribitroides
    Genus Cariborchestia
    Genus Cerrorchestia
    Genus Chiltonorchestia
    Genus Chroestia
    Genus Cochinorchestia
    Genus Curiotalitrus
    Genus Dana
    Genus Deshayesorchestia
    Genus Eorchestia
    Genus Floresorchestia
    Genus Hawaiorchestia
    Genus Kanikania
    Genus Keratroides
    Genus Lanorchestia
    Genus Macarorchestia
    Genus Makawe
    Genus Megalorchestia
    Genus Microrchestia
    Genus Mysticotalitrus
    Genus Neorchestia
    Genus Notorchestia
    Genus Orchestia
    Genus Orchestiella
    Genus Orchestoidea
    Genus Paciforchestia
    Genus Palmorchestia
    Genus Parorchestia
    Genus Platorchestia
    Genus Protaustrotroides
    Genus Protorchestia
    Genus Pseudorchestoidea
    Genus Puhuruhuru
    Genus Sardorchestia
    Genus Sinorchestia
    Genus Spelaeorchestia
    Genus Talitriator
    Genus Talitrus
    Genus Talorchestia
    Genus Tasmanorchestia
    Genus Tethorchestia
    Genus Transorchestia
    Genus Traskorchestia
    Genus Trinorchestia
    Genus Uhlorchestia
    Genus Vallorchestia
    Genus Vietorchestia
    Genus Waematau

Taxon Information

The Family Talitridae has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from North America.

(These statements were generated automatically from the WInvertebrates database.)

Literature Records

  • Talitridae, "Supralittoral beaches, mangrove forests and terrestrial forests... Cosmopolitan" (Lowry & Myers, 2012).
  • Talitridae, [North America] (Covich et al., 2010).
  • Talitridae, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Oriental, Australasian, Pacific; 9 species in 3 genera worldwide, 1 Nearctic species] (Väinölä et al., 2008).
  • Talitridae, known from fresh and tidal marches along Gulf Coast and FL, 1 or more species (Smith, 2001).
  • Talitridae, "Only one genus and species in fresh waters of North America" [referring to Hyalella azteca] (Chace et al., 1959).


  • Lowry, J.K. & A.A. Myers. 2012. A phylogeny and classification of the Senticaudata subord. nov. (Crustacea: Amphipoda). ZooTaxa 3610: 1-80. [Available online]
  • Covich, A.P., J.H. Thorp & D.C. Rogers. 2010. Introduction to the Subphylum Crustacea. [in] J.H. Thorp & A.P. Covich (eds.). Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates, 3rd edition: 695-723.
  • Väinölä, R., J.D.S. Witt, M. Grabowski, J.H. Bradbury, K. Jazdzewski & B. Sket. 2008. Global diversity of amphipods (Amphipoda; Crustacea) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595: 241-255. [Available online]
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Amphipoda (Scuds, sideswimmers). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 569-584.
  • Chace, F.A., jr., J.G. Mackin, L. Hubricht, A.H. Banner & H.H. Hobbs, jr. 1959. Malacostraca. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 869-901.

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