Caprella

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Caprella
Caprella mutica 2.jpg
Caprella mutica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Amphipoda
Family: Caprellidae
Genus: Caprella
Lamarck, 1801
Type species
Cancer linearis
Linnaeus, 1767
Synonyms [1]
  • Liparis Bosc, 1801

Caprella is a large genus of skeleton shrimps belonging to the subfamily Caprellinae of the family Caprellidae. It includes approximately 170 species.[1] The genus was first established by Jean-Baptiste Lamarck in his great work Système des animaux sans vertèbres (1801) to describe Cancer linearis (now Caprella linearis) and Squilla ventricosa (now Phtisica marina).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b J. Lowry, M. Costello & D. Bellan-Santini (2012). J. Lowry, eds. "Caprella Lamarck, 1801". World Amphipoda database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved February 1, 2012. 
  2. ^ Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1801). Système des animaux sans vertèbres (PDF). p. 165. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Caprella at Wikimedia Commons