Caridina thambipillai

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Caridina thambipillai
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Family: Atyidae
Genus: Caridina
Species: C. thambipillai
Binomial name
Caridina thambipillai
Johnson, 1961

Caridina thambipillai is a species of freshwater shrimp that lives Malaysia and Indonesia. In the aquarium trade it is commonly known as 'orange' or 'sunkist' shrimp. It inhabits brackish estuaries as well as fresh-water habitats.

Until recently, captive specimens were often labeled as Caridina propinqua, but the taxonomy was clarified in 2011. This species is widely variable in color.[1][unreliable source?]


  1. ^ Bauer, Ulli (November 20). "Caridina thambipillai – orange". Crustahunter. Retrieved April 29, 2012.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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