Family Processidae - night shrimp

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  Class
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Malacostraca
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  No. of Species in Ref
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65
  Environment
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Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
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Shrimps of small to moderate size; body cylindrical. Rostrum slender and forward directed, not or just extending beyond eyes, with 2 small distal teeth. Carapace smooth with antennal spine only, sometimes with deep postorbital groove. Pereiopods without exopods. First pereiopods unequal, right pereiopod with distinct chela, left pereiopod simple. Second pereiopods also unequal, right pereiopod much longer than left (except in Processa modica), chela small, carpus and merus multi-articulate. Colour: translucent pink, pale brown or green, with red chromatophores, sometimes with white spots. Shrimps living near the shore to depths over 200 m. The majority of species hide in the mud or sand during the day and come out during the night when they are more active (Ref. 104052).
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  Division
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Marine
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Ref.
[ e.g. 9948]                       
Glossary
                    [ e.g. cephalopods]


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