Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Arthropoda > Subphylum Crustacea > Class Malacostraca > Subclass Eumalacostraca > Superorder Eucarida > Order Decapoda > Suborder Pleocyemata > Infraorder Caridea > Superfamily Alpheoidea

Hippolytidae Spence Bate, 1888

Rank: Family
Taxon Status: accepted


Bythocaris G.O. Sars, 1870
Caridion Goës, 1864
Cryptocheles G.O. Sars, 1870
Eualus Thallwitz, 1892
Hippolyte Leach, 1814 [in Leach, 1813-1814]
Latreutes Stimpson, 1860a
Lebbeus White, 1847a
Leontocaris Stebbing, 1905
Ligur Sarato, 1885
Lysmata Risso, 1816
Merhippolyte Spence Bate, 1888
Spirontocaris Spence Bate, 1888
Thor Kingsley, 1878a
Trachycaris Calman, 1906b

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 English: cock shrimps; humpback prawns sources: MASDEA (1997).;PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 English-United States: humpback prawns


original description

Spence Bate, C., 1888. Report on the Crustacea Macrura collected by the Challenger during the years 1873-76.— Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. ”Challenger” during the years 1873-76 24: i-xc, 1-942, Plates 1-157.

basis of record

Türkay, M. (2001). Decapoda, 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. 284-292

additional source

De Grave, S. & C.H.J.M. Fransen. (2011). Carideorum catalogus: the recent species of the dendrobranchiate, stenopodidean, procarididean and caridean shrimps (Crustacea: Decapoda). Zool. Med. Leiden 85(9): 30.ix.2011: 195-589 figs 1-59.

additional source

d'Udekem d'Acoz, C. (1999). Inventaire et distribution des crustacés décapodes de l'Atlantique nord-oriental, de la Méditerranée et des eaux continentales adjacentes au nord de 25°N [Inventory and distribution of the decapod crustaceans from the northeastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and the adjacent continental waters north of 25°N]. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 40. Muséum national d'Histoire Naturelle: Paris, France. ISBN 2-86515-114-10. X, 383 pp.



External Links



Fransen, C. (2014). Hippolytidae Spence Bate, 1888. 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:106777




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