Gnathophyllum americanum

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Gnathophyllum americanum
Bumblebee Shrimp.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Caridea
Family: Gnathophyllidae
Genus: Gnathophyllum
Species: G. americanum
Binomial name
Gnathophyllum americanum
Guérin-Méneville, 1855 [1]

Gnathophyllum americanum, commonly known as the "striped bumblebee shrimp," is a species of shrimp that is common throughout tropical lagoons, bays, and reefs. Similar in coloration to a brightly coloured bumblebee, with blue highlights, the striped bumblebee shrimp can grow up to 1 inch (25 mm) in length.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Charles Fransen & Michael Türkay (2011). "Gnathophyllum americanum Guérin-Méneville, 1855 [in Guérin-Méneville, 1855-1856]". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved December 4, 2011. 
  2. ^ Massimo Boyer. "Striped bumblebee shrimp, Gnathophyllum americanum". Life at the Edge of the Reef. Archived from the original on August 9, 2007. Retrieved August 27, 2007.