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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Caridea
Family: Atyidae
Genus: Paratya
Miers, 1882

Paratya is a genus of freshwater shrimp of the family Atyidae, found in various islands in the Pacific Ocean.[1] The split between the North Pacific clade (Japan) and the South Pacific clade (New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, Lord Howe Island) has been estimated to have occurred 19 to 12.5 million years ago.[1]


There are 14 species recognised in the genus:[2]


  1. ^ a b Timothy J. Page; Andrew M. Baker; Benjamin D. Cook; Jane M. Hughes (2005). "Historical transoceanic dispersal of a freshwater shrimp: the colonization of the South Pacific by the genus Paratya (Atyidae)" (PDF). Journal of Biogeography. 32 (4): 581–593. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2699.2004.01226.x. 
  2. ^ Charles Fransen (2011). "Paratya Miers, 1882". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved January 10, 2012. 

External links[edit]

  • Data related to Paratya at Wikispecies