Family Solenoceridae - solenocerid shrimps

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Malacostraca
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86
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Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
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Marine, benthic, nocturnal. To about 14 cm. (Ref. 94508). Small to medium sized shrimps with a well-developed and toothed rostrum which extends to or beyond distal edge of eyes; no styliform projections at bases of eyestalks but a tubercle present on their mesial (inner) border. Carapace with postorbital spines and long cervical grooves, which end at, or close to, dorsal midline. Last 2 pairs of pereiopods well developed; endopods of second pair of pleopods in males bearing appendix masculina, appendix interna and lateral projection; third and fourth pairs of pleopods biramous. Telson tridentate (with a fixed spine on each side of tip). Two well-developed arthrobranchs on the penultimate thoracic segment (hidden beneath the carapace). Colour: generally pink to red. The species are of minor commercial interest in the area but often caught in commercial catches and can easily be confused with the more commercial species (Ref. 104052). Ecology: Inhabit shallow to offshore waters from the mid-continental shelf to the oceanic floor up to over 1000 meters (Ref. 116268).
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Marine
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Ref.
[ e.g. 9948]                       
Glossary
                    [ e.g. cephalopods]


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