Biffarius

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Biffarius
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Family: Callianassidae
Genus: Biffarius
Manning & Felder, 1991

Biffarius is a genus of ghost shrimp in the family Callianassidae, containing species formerly included in the genus Callianassa. Its members are small and generally live in the intertidal zone.[1] Biffarius was named in honour of Thomas A. Biffar,[2] and includes the following species:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Guillermo L. Guzmán & Sven Thatje (2003). "Biffarius pacificus, a new species of the Callinassidae (Crustacea: Decapoda: Thalassinidea) from northern Chile" (PDF). Scientia Marina. 67 (3): 293–298. doi:10.3989/scimar.2003.67n3293. 
  2. ^ Hans G. Hansson. "Thomas A. Biffar". Biographical Etymology of Marine Organism Names. Universitet Göteborgs. Retrieved May 26, 2010. 
  3. ^ Gary C. B. Poore (2010). "Biffarius Manning & Felder, 1991". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved May 26, 2010.