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Profile lexID: 5019 AphiaID: 421736 Scientific: Alpheus formosus German: Knallkrebs English: Striped Snapping Shrimp Category: Crevettes-Pistolet Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Alpheidae (Family) > Alpheus (Genus) > formosus (Species) Initial determination: Gibbes, 1850 Occurrence: Atlantique Ouest, Floride, golfe du Mexique Size: 3 cm - 4 cm Temperature: 26°C - 29°C Food: Frozen food (small sorts), aliment granulé, artémias, cyclopes, Daphnia salina, krill, mysis, nauplies d'artémias, nourriture congelée (grande taille) Tank: ~ 50 Liter Difficulty: moyen Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown Related species at: Catalog of Life More related species: in this lexicon
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Alpheus formosus Gibbes, 1850
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
Alpheus formosus is a Western Atlantic snapping shrimp first described from Florida. Associated with fringing reef habitats, this species lives among turtle grass, or in crevices of rocks, living corals, and coral rubble, and sabellariid polychaete reefs.
Crustacea (Subphylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Eumalacostraca (Subclass) > Eucarida (Superorder) > Decapoda (Order) > Pleocyemata (Suborder) > Caridea (Infraorder) > Alpheoidea (Superfamily) > Alpheidae (Family) > Alpheus (Genus)
Tropical Western Atlantic in Jamaica, Haiti, Netherlands Antilles and Panama.
often in in coral reefs and lagoons (especially in exposed or deeper regions); coral rubble and large stones, associated with the sea anemone Bartholomea annulata (see life history).
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