Species Factsheet

Dikerogammarus villosus


Complete name: Dikerogammarus villosus (Sowinsky, 1894)
Taxonomy: Crustacea » Arthropoda » Malacostraca » Amphipoda » Gammaridae » Dikerogammarus villosus
Authors: Simon Devin and Jean-Nicolas Beisel
Last updated: November 16th, 2006

Common Names

Killer shrimp.


Dikerogammarus villosus

Short Description

The killer shrimp is an omnivorous predator. It can feed on a variety of macroinvertebrates, including other gammarid species, and exhibits an important biotic potential and ecological plasticity.