Odontogammarus calcaratus, photographed by Gauthier Chapelle.

Belongs within: Gammaroidea.

The Micruropidae are a family of amphipods endemic to Lake Baikal in Russia.

Characters (from Bousfield 1977, as Micruropidae): Mostly large-eyed, pelagic, uropod III equally biramous, antennae and peraeopods elongate.

    |  i. s.: Fluviogammarus Dovogostaisky 1917B77
    |           `--*F. brachyurus [=Heterogammarus brachyurus]B77
    |         Leptostenus Bazikalova 1945B77
    |           `--*L. leptocerus (Dyb. 1874) [=Gammarus leptocerus]B77
    |         Polyacanthisca Bazikalova 1937B77
    |           `--*P. calceolata Baz. 1937B77
    |    |--Crypturopus Sowinsky 1915LM13
    |    |    `--*C. inflatus (Dyb. 1874) [=Gammarus inflatus]B77
    |    `--Homocerisca Bazikalova 1945LM13
    |         `--*H. perla (Dyb. 1874) [=Gammarus perla]B77
    |--Gmelinoides Bazikalova 1945 [Gmelinoidinae]LM13
    |    `--*G. fasciatus (Stebb. 1899) [=Brandtia fasciatus]B77
         |--Micruropus Stebbing 1899 [incl. Microgammarus]B77
         |    |  i. s.: M. alaskensis Bousfield & Hubbard 1968B77
         |    |         ‘Microgammarus’ chargaensisB50
         |    |         M. cristatusB50
         |    |         M. glaberB50
         |    |         M. vortexB50
         |    |--*M. (Micruropus) wahli (Dyb. 1874) [=Gammarus wahli]B77
         |    |--M. (Gammarisca Baz. 1945)B77
         |    `--M. (Setogammarus Baz. 1945)B77
         `--Linevichella Kamaltynov 2001LM13

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B77] Bousfield, E. L. 1977. A new look at the systematics of gammaroidean amphipods of the world. Crustaceana Suppl. 4: 282–316.

[B50] Brooks, J. L. 1950. Speciation in ancient lakes. Quarterly Review of Biology 25: 30–60.

[LM13] Lowry, J. K., & A. A. Myers. 2013. A phylogeny and classification of the Senticaudata subord. nov. (Crustacea: Amphipoda). Zootaxa 3610: 1–80.

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