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Laticorophium baconi
Image courtesy of Lisa Needles, Center for Coastal Marine Sciences, California Polytechnic State University
Laticorophium baconi
Taxonomic Group: Crustaceans-Amphipods


Laticorophium baconi is a tube-building amphipod. It is native to the Northeast Pacific, where it ranges from the Bering Sea to the Galapagos Islands and northern Peru. It has been introduced to Hawaii, Hong Kong, Australia, Brazil, and the Gulf and Atlantic coasts of North America from Mexico to South Carolina. It ranges from polar to tropical environments and open coasts to estuaries where it occurs on sand and mud, seagrass beds, rock jetties, seawalls, offshore platforms, floats and buoys, and sometimes in floating Sargassum algal mats. No impacts have been reported for introduced populations of this species.

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Fofonoff PW, Ruiz GM, Steves B, Simkanin C, & Carlton JT (2018)
National Exotic Marine and Estuarine Species Information System.
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