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Rhynchocinetes durbanensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Caridea
Superfamily: Nematocarcinoidea
S. I. Smith, 1884

Nematocarcinoidea is a superfamily of shrimp, comprising four families – Eugonatonotidae, Nematocarcinidae, Rhynchocinetidae and Xiphocarididae.[1][2] They share the presence of strap-like epipods on at least the first three pairs of pereiopods, and a blunt molar process.[3]


  1. ^ S. De Grave & C. H. J. M. Fransen (2011). "Carideorum Catalogus: the Recent species of the dendrobranchiate, stenopodidean, procarididean and caridean shrimps (Crustacea: Decapoda)". Zoologische Mededelingen. 85 (9): 195–589, figs. 1–59. ISBN 978-90-6519-200-4. 
  2. ^ Sammy De Grave & Michael Türkay (2011). "Nematocarcinoidea". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved September 29, 2011. 
  3. ^ Gary C. B. Poore (2004). "Superfamily Nematocarcinoidea Smith, 1884". Marine decapod Crustacea of Southern Australia: a Guide to Identification. CSIRO Publishing. pp. 115–122. ISBN 978-0-643-06906-0. 

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