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

Gnathophyllum americanum Guérin-Méneville, 1855 [in Guérin-Méneville, 1855-1856]

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

GnathophyllumLatreille, 1819accepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 English: bumblebee shrimp


original description

Guérin-Méneville F.E. 1855-1856. Animales articulados con piés articulados. In: de la Sagra, R., Historia fisica politica y natural de la isla de Cuba. Segunda Parte. Historia Natural. Tomo VII (Crustaceos, Aragnides é Insectos) [1856]. Tomo VIII (Atlas de Zoologia) [1855]: i-xxxii, 1-371, Plates 1-20. Paris.

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

Sloan, N.A., A.M. Clark & J.D. Taylor (1979). The Echinoderms of Aldabra and their habitats. Bull. Br. Mus. Nat. Hist. (Zool.) 37 (2): 81- 128.

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.





External Links

Barcode of Life (1 barcode)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Shrimp Collection
Biodiversity Heritage Library (11 publications)
GenBank (13 nucleotides; 7 proteins)


Fransen, C. (2014). Gnathophyllum americanum Guérin-Méneville, 1855 [in Guérin-Méneville, 1855-1856]. 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:107607




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marine, not fresh, not terrestrial


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