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Alpheus floridanus

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Alpheus floridanus (c) by Michael Mrutzek, 2012

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lexID:
4806 
AphiaID:
240707 
Scientific:
Alpheus floridanus 
German:
Sand-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) 
Sea depth:
- 122 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 5cm 
Temperature:
23°C - 27°C 
Food:
Carnivore 
Tank:
~ 100 Liter 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
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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in this lexicon
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-03-23 19:44:22 

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Alpheus floridanus Kingsley, 1878

Habitat: Mud or sandy-mud bottoms; to 122 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

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

Direct children (2):
Subspecies Alpheus floridanus africanus Balss, 1916
Subspecies Alpheus floridanus floridanus Kingsley, 1878

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