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Caridina japonica.jpg
Caridina multidentata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Caridea
Superfamily: Atyoidea
De Haan, 1849
Family: Atyidae
De Haan, 1849

Atyidae is a family of shrimp, present in all tropical and most temperate waters of the world. Adults of this family are almost always confined to fresh water. This is the only family in the superfamily Atyoidea.[1]

Genera and species[edit]

The following classification follows De Grave et al. (2010),[1] with subsequent additions.[2][3]


  1. ^ a b 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. 
  2. ^ Yixiong Cai (2010). "Atydina, a new genus for Caridina atyoides Nobili, 1900, from Indonesia (Crustacea: Decapoda: Atyidae)" (PDF excerpt). Zootaxa. 2372: 75–79. 
  3. ^ Jasmine Richard, Sammy De Grave & Paul F. Clark (2012). "A new atyid genus and species from Madagascar (Crustacea: Decapoda: Caridea)" (PDF excerpt). Zootaxa. 3162: 31–38. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Atyidae at Wikimedia Commons
  • Data related to Atyidae at Wikispecies