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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Family: Alpheidae
Genus: Athanas
Leach, 1814

Athanas is a genus of shrimp of the family Alpheidae. These are small shrimp measuring 2 cm in length. Females have smaller chelae than males.[1]


This is a list of species in the genus Athanas:[2]


  1. ^ S. J. Rowley (July 22, 2005). "Athanas nitescens, hooded shrimp". Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme. Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 
  2. ^ Michael Türkay (2011). "Athanas Leach, 1814". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved November 16, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Anker, A. & Ahyong, S.T. (2007). "Description of two species in the alpheid shrimp genus Athanas Leach, 1814, with remarks on A. amazone Holthuis, 1951 (Decapoda, Caridea)." Zootaxa 1563: 17-30.