pistol shrimp

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Synonyms for pistol shrimp

small shrimp that makes a snapping noise with one of their enlarged chelae

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The systematic importance of color and color pattern: Evidence for complexes of sibling species of snapping shrimp (Caridea: Alpheidae: Alpheus) from the Caribbean and Pacific coasts of Panama.
In caridean shrimps, studies describing embryo development are limited and focus on only a few families: Alpheidae, Palaemonidae, and Atyidae (Ishikawa, 1885; Weldon, 1887; Brooks and Herrick, 1891; Nair, 1949; Weygoldt, 1961; Jalihal et al., 1993; Nazari et al., 2000; Habashy et al., 2012; Romney and Reiber, 2013: Klann and Scholtz, 2014).
Decapod larvae Larval stages Frequency (%) Sergestoida Family Luciferidae Dana, PI, PII, PIII, MI, 91.66 *** 1852 Lucifer faxoni MII, MIII, J, A Borradaile, 1915 Family Sergestidae Dana, 1852 Acetes americanus PI, PII, PIII, MI, 91.66 *** Ortmann, 1893 MII, MIII Stenopodidea ZI 02.08 * Caridea Family Hippolytidae ZI, ZII, ZIII 02.08 * Bate, 1888 Family Alpheidae ZI, ZII, ZIII, PL 68.75 *** Rafinesque, 1815 Caridea (others) ZI, ZII, ZIII, PL 70.83 *** Anomura Family Porcellanidae Haworth, 1825 Petrolisthes armatus ZI, ZII 68.75 *** Gibbes, 1850 Porcellanidae (others) ZI, ZII 10.41 ** Family Paguridae ZI, ZII, ZIII, G 62.50 *** Latreille, 1803 Thalassinidea Family Callianassidae ZI, ZII 04.16 * Dana, 1852 Family Upogebiidae Borradaile, 1903 Upogebia spp.
Among shrimp, dominant taxa included Sicyoninae (2.9%), Hippolytidae (2.8%), Penaeidae (2.1%), Squillidae (1.8%), and Alpheidae (1.1%).
Snapping shrimp in the genus Synalpheus (Decapoda: Alpheidae) provide a striking example.
Crustaces Decapodes: Alpheidae. Campagne de la Calypso dans le Golfe de Guinee, aux Iles Principe, Sao Tome et Annobon (1956), et campagne aux Iles du Cap Vert, Part 19.
Lipid composition and utilization in developing eggs of two tropical marine caridean shrimps (Decapoda: Caridea: Alpheidae, Palaemonidae).
Fort Johnson Family Species Common Name Cntrl Reef Alpheidae Alpheus Bigclaw -- -- heterochaelis * snapping shrimp Palaemonidae Palaemonetes spp.
A note on the feeding behavior of the snapping shrimp Synalpheus fritzmuelleri Coutiere (Decapoda, Alpheidae).