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

Pontophilus norvegicus (M. Sars, 1861)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

PontophilusLeach, 1817 [in Leach, 1815-1875]accepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Bokmål (Norwegian): nipiggmudderreke sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 English: Norwegian 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
 Norwegian: nipiggmudderreke sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian Bokmål: nipiggmudderreke
 Norwegian Nynorsk: nipigggjørmereke
 Nynorsk (Norwegian): nipigggjørmereke


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

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

Pohle, G.W. 1988. A guide to the deep-sea shrimp and shrimp-like decapod Crustacea of Atlantic Canada. Canadian Technical Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Science 1657, 29 p.

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

USNM Invertebrate Zoology Shrimp Collection
Biodiversity Heritage Library (57 publications)
Barcode of Life (3 barcodes)
GenBank (6 nucleotides; 3 proteins)


Fransen, C. (2014). Pontophilus norvegicus (M. Sars, 1861). 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:107563




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