Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Arthropoda > Subphylum Crustacea > Class Malacostraca > Subclass Eumalacostraca > Superorder Peracarida > Order Amphipoda > Suborder Senticaudata > Infraorder Corophiida > Subsection Caprellidira > Superfamily Caprelloidea > Family Caprellidae > Subfamily Caprellinae > Genus Caprella

Caprella linearis (Linnaeus, 1767)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

CaprellaLamarck, 1801accepted genus name

Species group names

Caprella lobata (Muller, Krøyer) synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: wandelend geraamte sources: Eneman, E. (1984). Uit het Natuurhistorisch Archief [From the Natural History Archive]. De Strandvlo 4(1): 4-17
 English: ghost shrimp; linear skeleton shrimp sources: Leewis, R. (2002). Flora en fauna van de zee [Marine flora and fauna]. Veldgids, 16. KNNV Uitgeverij: Utrecht, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-5011-153-X. 320 pp.;North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
 German: Gespenstkrebs; Widderkrebs


original description

Linnaeus, C. (1767). Systema naturae sive regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Laurentii Salvii, Holmiae. 12th ed. v. 1 (pt 2): 533-1327

basis of record

Bellan-Santini, D.; Costello, M.J. (2001). Amphipoda, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 295-308

additional source

Pollock, L.W. (1998). A practical guide to the marine animals of northeastern North America. Rutgers University Press. New Brunswick, New Jersey & London. 367 pp.

additional source

Bachelet, G.; Dauvin, J.-C.; Sorbe, J.C. (2003). An updated checklist of marine and brackish water Amphipoda (Crustacea: Peracarida) of the southern Bay of Biscay (NE Atlantic). Cah. Biol. Mar. 44(2): 121-151

additional source

Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp.

additional source

Laubitz, 1972

additional source

Trott, T.J. 2004. Cobscook Bay inventory: a historical checklist of marine invertebrates spanning 162 years. Northeastern Naturalist (Special Issue 2): 261 - 324.

additional source

Lee, K.-S.; Hong, S.-S. (2011). lnvertebrate Fauna of Korea, Arthropoda: Crustacea : Malacostraca: Amphipoda: Caprellidea: Caprellidae, Skeleton Shrimps. National lnstitute of Biological Resources, 21(7).

additional source

Massin, C.; Norro, A.; Mallefet, J. (2002). Biodiversity of a wreck from the Belgian Continental Shelf: monitoring using scientific diving. Preliminary results. Bull. IRSNB (Biologie) 72, pp 67-72.

additional source

ITIS database





External Links

USNM Invertebrate Zoology Amphipod Collection
Barcode of Life (29 barcodes)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (198 publications)
GenBank (9 nucleotides; 8 proteins)


Lowry, J. (2014). Caprella linearis (Linnaeus, 1767). In: Horton, T.; Lowry, J. & De Broyer, C. (2013 onwards) World Amphipoda Database. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:101839




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