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

Spirontocaris spinus (Sowerby, 1805 [in Sowerby, 1804-1806])

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

SpirontocarisSpence Bate, 1888accepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 English: parrot shrimp sources: McLaughlin, P.A., D.K. Camp, M.V. Angel, E.L. Bousfield, P. Brunel, R.C. Brusca, A.C. Cohen, K. Conlan, L.G. Eldredge, D.L. Felder, J.W. Goy, T. Haney, B. Hann, R.W. Heard, E.A. Hendrycks, H.H. Hobbs III, J.R. Holsinger, B. Kensley, D.R. Laubitz, S.E. Le. 2005. Common and Scientific Names of Aquatic Invertebrates from the United States and Canada: Crustaceans. American Fisheries Society Special Publication 31. 545 pp. plus index. ISBN 1-888569-64-6
 Swedish: taggräka


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

Brunel, P., Bosse, L. & Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126. 405 p.

additional source

Holthuis, L.B., 1980b. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol. 1 - Shrimps and Prawns of the World. An Annotated Catalogue of Species of Interest to Fisheries.— FAO Fisheries Synopsis 125 (Vol. 1): i-xvii, 1-271.

additional source

Squires, W.A. 1976. The birds of New Brunswick. Second Edition. The New Brunswick Museum. Saint John. 221 p.

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

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

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

Barcode of Life (24 barcodes)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (75 publications)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Shrimp Collection
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Shrimp Collection
GenBank (8 nucleotides; 8 proteins)


De Grave, S. (2014). Spirontocaris spinus (Sowerby, 1805 [in Sowerby, 1804-1806]). 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:107533




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