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Temporal range: Eocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Caridea
Family: Palaemonidae
Genus: Bechleja
Houša, 1957

Bechleja is an extinct genus of shrimp which existed during the Eocene period.[1] It contains four species.[2]


  1. ^ Alessandro Garassino & Sergio Bravi (2003). "Palaemon antonellae new species (Crustacea, Decapoda, Caridea) from the lower Cretaceous "Platydolomite" of Profeti (Caserta, Italy)". Journal of Paleontology. 77 (3): 589–592. doi:10.1666/0022-3360(2003)077<0589:PANSCD>2.0.CO;2. 
  2. ^ 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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-06.