Based on recent collections and review of the literature, 20 species of freshwater amphipod crustaceans are listed from the state of Arkansas. Included are species from the families Allocrangonyctidae, Crangonyctidae, Gammaridae and Hyalellidae and the genera Allocrangonyx, Bactrurus, Crangonyx, Stygobromus, Gammarus, and Hyalella. Ten of the species are restricted to subterranean groundwaters, 2 are closely associated with groundwater but also occur in surface waters, and 8 are known primarily from surface waters. Two of the species are in the process of being described in the literature, whereas 2 remain only provisionally recognized to date. On the basis of this new list, some revisions to the current rarity rankings are recommended.
Graening, G. O.; Slay, Michael E.; and Holsinger, John R.
"Annotated Checklist of the Amphipoda of Arkansas with Emphasis upon Groundwater Habitats,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 59
, Article 12.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol59/iss1/12