Funchalia

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Funchalia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Family: Penaeidae
Genus: Funchalia
J. Y. Johnson, 1868
Synonyms [1]
  • Hemipenaeopsis Bouvier, 1905
  • Grimaldiella Bouvier, 1905

Funchalia is a genus of deep-water prawns of the family Penaeidae. Six species are currently recognised:[2]

Few specimens of Funchalia are present in museum collections, mostly due to the lack of sampling at the great depths where it lives.[1] It probably has a cosmopolitan distribution.[1]

The genus was erected in 1868, when James Yate Johnson erected it for the species Funchalia woodwardi, which he had collected off Madeira; the specific epithet commemorated Henry Woodward of the British Museum.[3]

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