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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Mysida
Family: Mysidae
Genus: Praunus
Leach, 1814

Praunus is a genus of mysid shrimp, comprising three species:[1]

When originally named in 1814 by William Elford Leach, the genus contained P. flexuosus (the type species), and a second species, "P. integer", which is now known as Neomysis integer.[2]


  1. ^ Jan Mees (2011). T. Deprez et al, eds. "Praunus Leach, 1814". NeMys. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved February 9, 2012. 
  2. ^ Walter Medley Tattersall & Olive S. Tattersall (1951). The British Mysidacea. Ray Society publications. 136. Ray Society. p. 1.