Saskia Brix 1 , Anne-Nina Lorz 2 , Anna M. Jazdzewska 3 , Lauren Hughes 4 , Anne Helene S. Tandberg 19 , Krzysztof Pabis 3 , Bente Stransky 2 , Traudl Krapp-Schickel 6 , Jean Claude Sorbe 7 , Ed Hendrycks 8 , Wim Vader 5 , Inmaculada Frutos 2 , Tammy Horton 9 , Krzysztof Jazdzewski 3 , Rachael Peart 10 , Jan Beermann 12 , 13 , Charles Oliver Coleman 14 , Lene Buhl-Mortensen 15 , Laure Corbari 16 , Charlotte Havermans 11 , 12 , Ramiro Tato 17 , Anali Jimenez Campean 18
23 January 2018
Amphipod crustaceans were collected at all 55 stations sampled with an epibenthic sledge during two IceAGE expeditions (Icelandic marine Animals: Genetics and Ecology) in 2011 and 2013. In total, 34 amphipod families and three superfamilies were recorded in the samples. Distribution maps are presented for each taxon along with a summary of the regional taxonomy for the group. Statistical analyses based on presence/absence data revealed a pattern of family distributions that correlated with sampling depth. Clustering according to the geographic location of the stations (northernmost North Atlantic Sea and Arctic Ocean) can also be observed. IceAGE data for the Amphilochidae and Oedicerotidae were analysed on species level; in case of the Amphilochidae they were compared to the findings from a previous Icelandic benthic survey, BIOICE (Benthic Invertebrates of Icelandic waters), which also identified a high abundance of amphipod fauna.