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Farfantepenaeus paulensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Suborder: Dendrobranchiata
Family: Penaeidae
Genus: Farfantepenaeus
Burukovsky, 1997 [1]
Type species
Penaeus brasiliensis [2]
Latreille, 1817

Farfantepenaeus is a genus of prawns in the family Penaeidae. Its eight species[3] were formerly included in the genus Penaeus.[4] It was first published as a genus name in 1972 by Rudolf N. Burukovsky, but without the necessary designation of a type species. That situation was corrected by the same author in 1997.[2] The name Farfantepenaeus commemorates the Cuban carcinologist Isabel Pérez Farfante.



  1. ^ Sammy De Grave (2012). "Farfantepenaeus Burukovsky, 1997". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved November 7, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Rudolf N. Burukovsky (1997). "Selection of a type species for Farfantepenaeus Burukovsky (Crustacea: Decapoda: Penaeidae)". Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 110 (1): 154. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ Yu Shanshan; Kong Xiaoyu; Li Yulong; Xu Hui (2007). "The complete sequence of mitochondrial COII gene of Fenneropenaeus chinensis and its applicability as a marker for phylogenetic analysis". Journal of Ocean University of China (English Edition). 6 (2): 187–192. doi:10.1007/s11802-007-0187-2.