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

Acanthephyra purpurea A. Milne-Edwards, 1881

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

AcanthephyraA. Milne-Edwards, 1881baccepted genus name


original description

Milne-Edwards, A., 1881a. Compte rendu sommaire d’une exploration zoologique faite dand l’Atlantique, à bord du navire le Travailleur.— Comptes Rendus hebdomadaires des Séances de l’Académie des Sciences 93: 931-936.

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

Felder, D. L., F. Álvarez, J. W. Goy, and R. Lemaitre. 2009. Decapoda (Crustacea) of the Gulf of Mexico, with Comments on the Amphionidacea, Pp. 1019–1104 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas

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

Muñoz, Isabel; García-Isarch, Eva; Sobrino, Ignacio; Burgos, Candelaria; Funny, Rita; González-Porto, Marcos. (2012). Distribution, abundance and assemblages of decapod crustaceans in waters off Guinea-Bissau (north-west Africa). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, vol. 92 issue 3, p. 475-494.

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.





External Links

GenBank (7 nucleotides; 5 proteins)
Barcode of Life (6 barcodes)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Shrimp Collection
Biodiversity Heritage Library (56 publications)


De Grave, S.; Fransen, C. (2014). Acanthephyra purpurea A. Milne-Edwards, 1881. 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:107582




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marine, not fresh, not terrestrial


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