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Gnathophyllum americanum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Caridea
Superfamily: Palaemonoidea
Family: Gnathophyllidae
Dana, 1852

Gnathophyllidae is a pantropical and subtropical family of shrimp in the superfamily Palaemonoidea.[1] They are often associated with echinoderms.[2]

There are 5 genera and 14 species:[3]


  1. ^ P. J. F. Davie (2002). "Gnathophyllidae". Zoological Catalogue of Australia: Phyllocarida, Hoplocarida, Eucarida (Part 1). CSIRO Publishing. pp. 248–250. ISBN 0-643-06791-4. 
  2. ^ Raymond T. Bauer (2004). "Symbioses". Remarkable Shrimps: Adaptations and Natural History of the Carideans. University of Oklahoma Press. pp. 179–203. ISBN 978-0-8061-3555-7. 
  3. ^ Sammy De Grave, N. Dean Pentcheff, Shane T. Ahyong et al. (2009). "A classification of living and fossil genera of decapod crustaceans" (PDF). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. Suppl. 21: 1–109.