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

Alpheus Fabricius, 1798

Rank: Genus
Taxon Status: accepted


Alpheus bouvieri A. Milne-Edwards, 1878
Alpheus dentipes Guérin, 1832
Alpheus edwardsii (Audouin, 1826)
Alpheus glaber (Olivi, 1792)
Alpheus inopinatus Holthuis & Gottlieb, 1958
Alpheus lobidens De Haan, 1849 [in De Haan, 1833-1850]
Alpheus macrocheles (Hailstone, 1835)
Alpheus migrans Lewinsohn & Holthuis, 1978
Alpheus platydactylus Coutière, 1897
Alpheus rapacida de Man, 1908
Alpheus talismani Coutière, 1898


original description

Fabricius, J. C. (1798) Entomologia Systematica emendata et aucta, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species adjectis synonimis locis observationibus descriptionibus. Hafniae, Tom. II. Supplementum Entomologiae Systematicae. pages 1- 572. Copenhagen.

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

Derijard, R. (1966). Note preliminaire sur les crustaces stomatopodes et decapodes recoltes a l'ile Europa du 6 au 24 Avril 1964. Mem Mus Natn Hist Nat, Paris 4 (41): 159-180

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

Hayward, P.J.; Ryland, J.S. (Ed.) (1990). The marine fauna of the British Isles and North-West Europe: 1. Introduction and protozoans to arthropods. Clarendon Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 0-19-857356-1. 627 pp.



External Links



Fransen, C.; De Grave, S. (2014). Alpheus Fabricius, 1798. 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:106978




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