Within the superfamily Gammaroidea oostegites vary from broad (primitive) to narrow (advanced). Broad oostegites are found in members of the Acanthogammaridae, Macrohectopidae and a few of the Gammaridae. Most species of the family Gammaridae have broad anterior oostegites and narrow posterior ones. Marine Gammarus species and Echinogammarus show a narrowing trend in the anterior oostegites as well.

Oostegites, gammaroideans, Crustacea, Amphipoda
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Steele, D.H. (1990). Comparison of oostegite shapes in some gammaroidean species (Crustacea: Amphipoda). Bijdragen tot de dierkunde, 60(3/4), 277–282.