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Gammarus baysali
Fft31 mf1399510
Range Zonguldak Province
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Class Malacostraca
Order Amphipoda
Family Gammaridae
Genus Gammarus
Species Gammarus baysali

The Gammarus baysali, is a new species of cave-dwelling gammarid found in Turkey. Gammarus baysali belongs to the broader Gammarus pulex group and was scientifically described in 2013 from Cumayanı Cave Zonguldak Province.

The most discriminant characters of this species are the minute eyes, densely setose fifth peduncle and flagellar segments of antenna 2, elongated pereiopods, and setose anterior margins of pereiopods 5 to 7. Additionally, the palp of right maxilla 1 has 4 setae along its outer margin.