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Phtisica marina


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lexID:
5323 
AphiaID:
101864 
Scientific:
Phtisica marina 
German:
Gespenstkrebs 
English:
Ghost Shrimp 
Category:
Autres crustacés 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Amphipoda (Order) > Caprellidae (Family) > Phtisica (Genus) > marina (Species) 
Initial determination:
Slabber, 1769 
Occurrence:
Afrique de l'Ouest, Atlantique Ouest, Brésil, golfe du Mexique, L'Atlantique Sud, Méditerranée, Mer du Nord, Mer Noire, USA 
Size:
0.9 cm - 2 cm 
Temperature:
20°C - 28°C 
Food:
Predatory 
Difficulty:
niveau expert! très difficile à garder! 
Related species at
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-04-24 17:12:51 

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Phtisica marina Slabber, 1769

“Ghost” or “Skeleton” shrimps, so called for their skeletal appearance. Amphipod crustaceans, easily distinguished by the elongate stick-like body form and reduction of the abdominal appendages.Found from the intertidal zone to 201 m depth on algae, sponges, hydroids and tunicates.

Described as predatory grasping the prey with her gnathopod and seemingly introducing poison from the poison tooth (Costa 1960).

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Crustacea
Class Malacostraca
Subclass Eumalacostraca
Superorder Peracarida
Order Amphipoda
Suborder Lemodipoda
Family Phtisicidae
Subfamily Phtisicinae
Genus Phtisica
Species Phtisica marina


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