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

Heterocarpus ensifer A. Milne-Edwards, 1881

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

HeterocarpusA. Milne-Edwards, 1881baccepted genus name


Heterocarpus ensifer ensifer A. Milne-Edwards, 1881

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 English: armed nylon shrimp


original description

Milne-Edwards, A., 1881b. Description de quelques crustacés macroures provenant des grandes profondeurs de la Mer des Antilles.— Annales des Sciences Naturelles (6) 11: 1-15.

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

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

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 (8 barcodes)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (32 publications)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Shrimp Collection
GenBank (9 nucleotides; 3 proteins)


De Grave, S.; Fransen, C. (2014). Heterocarpus ensifer 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:107644




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marine, not fresh, not terrestrial


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