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