• Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Crustacea
  • Class: Malacostraca
  • Subclass: Eumalacostraca
  • Superorder: Peracarida
  • Order: Amphipoda
  • Suborder: Gammaridea
  • Family: Gammaridae
  • Scientific name: Gammarus duebeni
  • Norwegian: -


The color of this amphipod is usually almost white or pale yellow, brown or green. The male may reach a body length of 22 mm while females rarely exceed 16 mm. In contrast to the similar G. locusta, the plates on each side of the head is rounded rather than pointed. Especially the fifth, sixth and seventh pair of legs are covered with fine hairs.


This species has a very wide salinity tolerance. It seems to prefer rocky locations, in estuaries and even rivers and lakes.


G. duebeni is widespread in the North East Atlantic and Bothnian Bay.