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Profile lexID: 11632 Scientific: Alpheus novaezealandiae German: Knallkrebs English: New Zealand pistol shrimp, New Zealand Pistol Prawn, New Zealand Snapping-prawn Category: Ecrevisses Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Alpheidae (Family) > Alpheus (Genus) > novaezealandiae (Species) Initial determination: Miers, 1876 Occurrence: , Western Australia , South Australia , New South Wales , Lord Howe Island , Tasmanien , Bass Strait Australie, indo pacifique, Nouvelle Zélande, Queensland Sea depth: 1 - 30 Meter Size: bis zu 7cm Temperature: 24°C - 28°C Food: Symbiotic community, Copepods, Amphipods, Daphnia salina, krill, le zooplancton, mysis Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: Not available as offspring Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Not evaluated (NE) Related species at: Catalog of Life More related species: in this lexicon
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Created: 2018-07-23 20:53:52
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This species has been collected under rocks, in the seagrass Posidonia, and in clumps of the tunicate Pyura stolonifera
Color variable: body dark (green, purplish, or blue) with white mottling and spots; brown eggs, large chela fingers tipped with orange.
Snapping shrimps or pistol shrimps are immediately distinguished from other families by having one claw much larger than the other, the larger claw cylindrical and with a parrot-beak-like finger.
Synonym: Alpheus novae-zealandiae Miers, 1876
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