Palaemon (genus)

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Palaemon pacificus
Palaemon elegans1.jpg
Palaemon elegans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Family: Palaemonidae
Genus: Palaemon
Weber, 1795
Type species
Palaemon adspersus
Rathke, 1837 [1]

Palaemon is a genus of caridean shrimp of the family Palaemonidae.

The genus contains the following species:[1]

The conventional circumscription of the genus Palaemon is probably paraphyletic. Molecular data suggest that Palaemonetes, as well as the genera Exopalaemon and Couteriella, are nested within Palaemon. Phylogenetic affinities in these groups correspond better with geographical origin than conventional genus assignments.[2]


  1. ^ a b 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. ^ Christopher W. Ashelby, Timothy J. Page, Sammy De Grave, Jane M. Hughes & Magnus L. Johnson (2012). "Regional scale speciation reveals multiple invasions of freshwater in Palaemoninae (Decapoda)". Zoologica Scripta 41 (3): 293–306. doi:10.1111/j.1463-6409.2012.00535.x.