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Alpheus eulimene

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lexID:
5412 
Scientific:
Alpheus eulimene 
German:
Knallkrebs 
English:
Pistol shrimp 
Category:
 
Family tree:
(Kingdom) > (Phylum) > (Class) > (Order) > (Family) > Alpheus (Genus) > eulimene (Species) 
Occurrence:
Indo Stillehavet, Indonesien, Japan, Maldiverne, Vestlige Stillehav 
Size:
bis zu 2.5cm 
Temperature:
20°C - 28°C 
Food:
Amphipods, Bosmider, Brachionus, Cyclops, Plankton, zooplankton 
Difficulty:
erfarne reserveret akvarister 
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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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-05-06 23:11:57 

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Alpheus eulimene, De Man, 1909

Alpheus eulimene is an snapping shrimp, and belongs to the Crinitus species group within the genus Alpheus. It has been found on corals, dead coral, coral rubble and occasionally sponges. It is widely distributed in the Indo-West Pacific, from Australia and Indonesia, north to the Philippines and Japan, and the Northern Mariana Islands, west to the Maldives.

Closely related to Alpheus styliceps, A. Stanleyi, and A. arethusa, A. Eulimene can be separated by slight differences in morphological characteristics. Maximum body size is 5 mm (carapace length). Already a really good eye is necessary to perceive these little fellows on or in a coral.

Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Family: Alpheidae
Species: Alpheus eulimene


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