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

Athanas nitescens (Leach, 1813 [in Leach, 1813-1814])

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

AthanasLeach, 1814 [in Leach, 1813-1814]accepted genus name

Species group names

Athanas nitescens f. nitescens (Leach, 1814) synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: kreeftgarnaal sources: Hayward, P.; Nelson-Smith, A.; Shields, C. (1999). Gids van kust en strand: flora en fauna [Coast and beach guide: flora and fauna]. Tirion: Baarn, Netherlands. ISBN 90-5210-327-5. 352, ill. pp.
 Swedish: hummerräka


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

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

Dyntaxa (2013) Swedish Taxonomic Database. Accessed at www.dyntaxa.se [15-01-2013].

additional source

Holthuis, L.B.; Fransen, C.H.J.M. (1993). Coastal Shrimps and Prawns. Synopses of the British Fauna 15. Second Edition.





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (161 publications)
Barcode of Life (13 barcodes)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Shrimp Collection
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Shrimp Collection
Marine Life Information Network - UK
GenBank (5 nucleotides; 5 proteins)


Fransen, C.; De Grave, S. (2014). Athanas nitescens (Leach, 1813 [in Leach, 1813-1814]). 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:107486




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marine, not fresh, not terrestrial


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