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Alpheus formosus

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lexID:
5019 
Scientific:
Alpheus formosus 
German:
Knallkrebs 
English:
Striped Snapping Shrimp 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Alpheidae (Family) > Alpheus (Genus) > formosus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Gibbes, 1850 
Occurrence:
Florida, Mexikanske golf, Vestlige Atlanterhav 
Size:
3 cm - 4 cm 
Temperature:
26°C - 29°C 
Food:
Frozen food (small sorts), Artemia, Artemia Nauplii, Cyclops, Daphnia Salina, granuleret foder, Groft frostfoder, Krill, Mysis 
Tank:
~ 50 Liter 
Difficulty:
medium 
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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Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-01-14 16:02:06 

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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.

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


Distribution:
Tropical Western Atlantic in Jamaica, Haiti, Netherlands Antilles and Panama.

Biology:
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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