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Palaemon elegans (Palaemonidae)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Caridea
Superfamily: Palaemonoidea
Rafinesque, 1815

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Palaemonoidea is a large superfamily of shrimp, containing nearly 1,000 species.[1] The position of the family Typhlocarididae is unclear, although the monophyly of a group containing the remaining seven families is well supported.[2]


  1. ^ 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. ^ Heather D. Bracken, Sammy De Grave & Darryl L. Felder (2009). "Phylogeny of the infraorder Caridea based on mitochondrial and nuclear genes (Crustacea: Decapoda)". In Joel W. Martin, Keith A. Crandall & Darryl L. Felder. Decapod Crustacean Phylogenetics. Crustacean issues. 18. CRC Press. pp. 281–305. ISBN 978-1-4200-9258-5.