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Family: Axiidae lobster shrimp (See list of species below)

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53 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Acanthaxius formosa
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Acanthaxius gadaletae
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Acanthaxius grandis
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Acanthaxius hirsutimanus
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Acanthaxius miyazakiensis
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Acanthaxius spinosissimus
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Axiopsis baronai
[Baron mud lobster]
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Axiopsis consobrina
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Axiopsis hirsutimana
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Axiopsis pica
[Lobster shrimp]
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Axiopsis serratifrons
[Serrated axiid]
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Axiorygma nethertoni
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Bouvieraxius longipes
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Bouvieraxius rudis
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Bouvieraxius springeri
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Calaxius acutirostris
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Calaxius oxypleurus
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Calaxius sibogae
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Calocarides coronatus
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Calocarides spinulicauda
[Spiny-tailed lobster shrimp]
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Coralaxius galapagensis
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Coralaxius nodulosus
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Dorphinaxius kermadecensis
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Eiconaxius agassizi
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Eiconaxius albatrossae
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Eiconaxius antillensis
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Eiconaxius borradailei
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Eiconaxius caribbaeus
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Eiconaxius cristagalli
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Eiconaxius kermadeci
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Eiconaxius parvus
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Eiconaxius rotundifrons
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Eiconaxius sibogae
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Eutrichocheles crosnieri
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Eutrichocheles modestus
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Levantocaris hornungae
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Montanaxius mediumquod
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Neaxius acanthus
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Neaxius trondlei
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Oxyrhynchaxius japonicus
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Oxyrhynchaxius tricarinatus
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Parascytoleptus tridens
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Paraxiopsis bisquamosa
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Paraxiopsis brocki
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Paraxiopsis foveolata
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Paraxiopsis gracilimana
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Paraxiopsis granulimana
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Paraxiopsis hispida
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Paraxiopsis spinipleura
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Paraxiopsis tuamotu
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Scytoleptus barbatus
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Scytoleptus serripes
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Spongiaxius novaezealandiae
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53 Species of Family Axiidae
(lobster shrimp)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Acanthaxius formosa Northwest Pacific
Acanthaxius gadaletae Western Central Pacific.
Acanthaxius grandis Northwest Pacific
Acanthaxius hirsutimanus Western Central Atlantic
Acanthaxius miyazakiensis Western Pacific
Acanthaxius spinosissimus Central Pacific
Axiopsis baronai Baron mud lobster Southeast Pacific
Axiopsis consobrina Pacific Ocean.
Axiopsis hirsutimana Western Atlantic
Axiopsis pica Lobster shrimp Pacific Ocean.
Axiopsis serratifrons Serrated axiid Circumtropical. 0.6 TL
Axiorygma nethertoni Western Central Atlantic
Bouvieraxius longipes Northeast Pacific
Bouvieraxius rudis Indo-Pacific.
Bouvieraxius springeri Pacific Ocean
Calaxius acutirostris Indo-West Pacific
Calaxius oxypleurus Western Central Atlantic.
Calaxius sibogae Pacific Ocean
Calocarides coronatus Northeast Atlantic
Calocarides spinulicauda Spiny-tailed lobster shrimp Eastern Pacific
Coralaxius galapagensis Southeast Pacific
Coralaxius nodulosus Western Central Atlantic
Dorphinaxius kermadecensis Southwest Pacific
Eiconaxius agassizi Western Central Atlantic.
Eiconaxius albatrossae Arctic and Canada.
Eiconaxius antillensis Western Central Atlantic.
Eiconaxius borradailei Western Central Atlantic
Eiconaxius caribbaeus Western Central Atlantic.
Eiconaxius cristagalli Southeast Pacific
Eiconaxius kermadeci Southwest Pacific
Eiconaxius parvus Western Pacific
Eiconaxius rotundifrons Western Central Atlantic.
Eiconaxius sibogae Western Central Pacific
Eutrichocheles crosnieri Western Central Pacific
Eutrichocheles modestus Eastern Central Atlantic
Levantocaris hornungae Mediterranean Sea
Montanaxius mediumquod Southwest Indian Ocean.
Neaxius acanthus Indo-Pacific.
Neaxius trondlei Eastern Central Pacific
Oxyrhynchaxius japonicus Northwest Pacific
Oxyrhynchaxius tricarinatus Western Central Pacific.
Parascytoleptus tridens Indo-Pacific.
Paraxiopsis bisquamosa Indo-West Pacific.
Paraxiopsis brocki Indo-Pacific
Paraxiopsis foveolata Western Central Atlantic
Paraxiopsis gracilimana Western Central Atlantic.
Paraxiopsis granulimana Western Central Atlantic.
Paraxiopsis hispida Western Central Atlantic
Paraxiopsis spinipleura Western Central Atlantic
Paraxiopsis tuamotu Eastern Central Paciifc
Scytoleptus barbatus Eastern Indian Ocean
Scytoleptus serripes Indo-West Pacific
Spongiaxius novaezealandiae Southwest Pacific



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