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Lepidophthalmus turneranus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Family: Callianassidae
Subfamily: Callichirinae
Genus: Lepidophthalmus
Holmes, 1904
Type species
Lepidophthalmus eiseni
Holmes, 1904

Lepidophthalmus is a genus of ghost shrimp, containing the following species:[1]

Only one species is known from the fossil record:[2] Remains attributable to the extant species Lepidophthalmus jamaicense have been found in Upper Pleistocene deposits at Port Morant Harbour in the parish of St. Thomas, Jamaica.[3]


  1. ^ G. C. B. Poore (2010). "Lepidophthalmus Holmes, 1904". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved September 1, 2010. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ J. S. H. Collins; S. K. Donovan; T. A. Stemann (2009). "Fossil Crustacea of the Late Pleistocene Port Morant Formation, west Port Morant Harbour, southeastern Jamaica". Scripta Geologica. 138: 23–53.