Processidae

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Processidae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Caridea
Superfamily: Processoidea
Ortmann, 1896
Family: Processidae
Ortmann, 1896
Genera

The Processidae are a family of shrimp, comprising 65 species in five genera, and the only family in the superfamily Processoidea.[1] They are small, nocturnal animals, mostly living in shallow seas, particularly on grass flats. The first pereiopods are usually asymmetrical, with a claw on one, but not the other (Ambidexter forming the exception to this rule). The rostrum is generally a simple projection from the front of the carapace, with two teeth, one at the tip, and one further back.[2]

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