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Hymenodora glacialis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Caridea
Superfamily: Oplophoroidea
Dana, 1852
Family: Oplophoridae
Dana, 1852

The family Oplophoridae is a taxon of pelagic shrimp and the only subtaxon of the superfamily Oplophoroidea.[1] It contains the following genera:[1]

Molecular phylogenetics suggests that the family as currently circumscribed is polyphyletic, and may lead to the resurrection of a family Acanthephyridae for all genera except Oplophorus, Systellaspis and Janicella.[2]


  1. ^ a b 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. 
  2. ^ Tin-Yam Chan; Ho Chee Lei; Chi Pang Li; Ka Hou Chu (2010). "Phylogenetic analysis using rDNA reveals polyphyly of Oplophoridae (Decapoda: Caridea)". Invertebrate Systematics. 24 (2): 172–181. doi:10.1071/IS09049. 

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