• Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Subphylum: Crustacea
  • Class: Malacostraca
  • Subclass: Eumalacostraca
  • Superorder: Peracarida
  • Order: Amphipoda
  • Suborder: Gammaridea
  • Family: Gammarellidae
  • Scientific name: Gammarellus homari
  • Norwegian: -


In the Northern parts of Norway it can reach a body length of more than 4 cm. Further south it is usually smaller, but this is still one of the larger amphipods. The color is red or orange. On the back it is has a very pronounced keel.


It is usually subtidal, found feeding on hydroids.


Gammarellus homari is widespread in the North Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.