Gammaracanthuskytodermogammarus loricatobaicalensis

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The scientific name Gammaracanthuskytodermogammarus loricatobaicalensis [ ˌgamaˑraˌkantʊskyːtodɛrmogamaˑrʊs loriˌkaːtobaɪkaˑlɛnzɪs ] represents the previously proposed name is the longest for an organism. It was in 1927 by Benedykt Dybowski to a small freshwater shrimp from the Baikal awarded.

In addition to this species, Dybowski has described a number of other amphipods from the lake, including

  • Crassocornoechinogammarus crassicornis
  • Parapallase acytodermogammarus abyssalis
  • Zienkowiczikytodermogammarus zienkowiczi
  • Toxophthalmoechinogammarus toxophthalmus
  • Rhodophthalmokytodermogammarus cinnamomeus

However, all of these names have been declared invalid under the International Rules for Zoological Nomenclature .

See also: Quirky Scientific Names