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Pandalus borealis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Caridea
Superfamily: Pandaloidea
Family: Pandalidae
Haworth, 1825

The family Pandalidae is a taxon of caridean shrimp. These species are commonly called pandalid shrimp. They are edible and have high economic value. They are characterised by the subdivided carpus of the second pereiopod and, mainly, by the lack of the chelae (claws) on the first pereiopod. This is a cold-water family, and their representation in tropical areas is made by deep-sea shrimp.[1] The genus Physetocaris, sometimes placed in this family, is now considered to be in its own family, Physetocarididae.[2]


The following genera are currently classified in the family Pandalidae:[2]


  1. ^ Raymond T. Bauer (2004). Remarkable Shrimps: Adaptations and Natural History of the Carideans. Animal Natural History Series, volume 7. University of Oklahoma Press. p. 296. ISBN 0-8061-3555-7. 
  2. ^ 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.