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 laevigatus Spence Bate, 1888

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

HeterocarpusA. Milne-Edwards, 1881baccepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 English: smooth nylon shrimp


original description

Spence Bate, C., 1888. Report on the Crustacea Macrura collected by the Challenger during the years 1873-76.— Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. ”Challenger” during the years 1873-76 24: i-xc, 1-942, Plates 1-157.

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

Fischer, W. & G. Bianchi (Eds.) (1984). FAO Species identification sheets For Fisheries Purposes: Western Indian Ocean. FAO, Rome.

additional source

Webber, W.R.; Fenwick, G.D.; Bradford-Grieve, J.M.; Eagar S.G.; Buckeridge, J.S.; Poore, G.C.B.; Dawson, E.W.; Watling, L.; Jones, J.B.; Wells, J.B.J.; Bruce, N.L.; Ahyong, S.T.; Larsen, K.; Chapman, M.A.; Olesen, J.; Ho, J.; Green, J.D.; Shiel, R.J.; Rocha, C.E.F.; Lörz, A.; Bird, G.J.; Charleston, W.A. (2010). Phylum Arthropoda Subphylum Crustacea: shrimps, crabs, lobsters, barnacles, slaters, and kin, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2010). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 2. Kingdom Animalia: Chaetognatha, Ecdysozoa, Ichnofossils. pp. 98-232.

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.





External Links

USNM Invertebrate Zoology Shrimp Collection
Biodiversity Heritage Library (10 publications)
Barcode of Life (1 barcode)
GenBank (4 nucleotides; 2 proteins)


Fransen, C. (2014). Heterocarpus laevigatus Spence Bate, 1888. 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:107646




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marine, not fresh, not terrestrial


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