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Alpheus floridanus

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lexID:
4806 
Scientific:
Alpheus floridanus 
German:
Knallkrebs 
English:
Sand Snapping Shrimp 
Category:
Crevettes-Pistolet 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Alpheidae (Family) > Alpheus (Genus) > floridanus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Kingsley, 1878 
Occurrence:
Atlantique Est, Brésil, golfe du Mexique, Mexique (Nord-est du Pacifique) 
Size:
bis zu 5cm 
Temperature:
23°C - 27°C 
Food:
Frozen food (small sorts), aliment granulé, artémias, Comprimés alimentaires, mysis, nourriture en flocons 
Tank:
~ 100 Liter 
Difficulty:
moyen 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Alpheus albatrossae
  • Alpheus amblyonyx
  • Alpheus amirantei
  • Alpheus angulosus
  • Alpheus armillatus
  • Alpheus avarus
  • Alpheus bahamensis
  • Alpheus barbara
  • Alpheus beanii
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-11-04 09:28:22 

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Alpheus floridanus Kingsley, 1878b
Habitat: Mud or sandy-mud bottoms; to 37 m depth.

Rostrum very short, only slightly extends beyond eyes; chela of first leg always predominant, large, usually asymmetrical, major first chela up to 6 times as long as broad, minor first chela up to 10 times as long as broad

Synonymised taxa:
Alpheus floridanus var. africana Balss, 1916
Alpheus platycheirus Boone, 1927

Alpheus is a genus of snapping shrimp of the family Alpheidae. This genus contains in excess of 250 species, making this the most species-rich genus of shrimp. Like other snapping shrimp, the claws of Alpheus are asymmetrical, with one of the claws enlarged for making a popping noise

Classification:
Crustacea (Subphylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Eumalacostraca (Subclass) > Eucarida (Superorder) > Decapoda (Order) > Pleocyemata (Suborder) > Caridea (Infraorder) > Alpheoidea (Superfamily) > Alpheidae (Family) > Alpheus (Genus)

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