Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Arthropoda > Subphylum Crustacea > Class Malacostraca > Subclass Eumalacostraca > Superorder Peracarida > Order Amphipoda > Suborder Senticaudata > Infraorder Corophiida > Subsection Caprellidira > Superfamily Caprelloidea > Family Caprellidae > Subfamily Caprellinae > Genus Caprella

Caprella mutica Schurin, 1935

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

CaprellaLamarck, 1801accepted genus name

Species group names

Caprella macho Platvoet, de Bruyne & Gmelig Meyling, 1995 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: harig spookkreeftje
 English: Japanese skeleton shrimp sources: MarLIN
 English-United States: Japanese Skeleton Shrimp sources: Charles Hussey
 French: caprelle japonaise


original description

Schurin, A. 1935. Zur Fauna der Caprelliden der Bucht Peters der Grosse (Japanisches Meer). Zool. Anz. Leipzig 112 pp. 198-203 4 figs.

basis of record

Ashton, G.; Karin Boos, Richard Shucksmith and Elizabeth Cook (2006). Rapid assessment of the distribution of marine non-native species in marinas in Scotland. Aquatic invasions 1(4): 209-213.

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

Turcotte, C. and B. Sainte-Marie. (2009). Biological synopsis of the Japanese skeleton shrimp (Caprella mutica). Can. Manuscr. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 2903: vii + 26 p.

additional source

Streftaris, N.; Zenetos, A.; Papathanassiou, E. (2005). Globalisation in marine ecosystems: the story of non-indigenous marine species across European seas. Oceanogr. Mar. Biol. Ann. Rev. 43: 419-453





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (1 publication)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Amphipod Collection
European Network on Invasive Alien Species (NOBANIS) - Caprella mutica
Marine Life Information Network - UK
Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe (DAISIE)
Barcode of Life (7 barcodes)
GenBank (312 nucleotides; 330 proteins)


Lowry, J. (2014). Caprella mutica Schurin, 1935. In: Horton, T.; Lowry, J. & De Broyer, C. (2013 onwards) World Amphipoda Database. 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:146768




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