Processidae

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Processidae
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Processoidea

Ortmann, 1896
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Processidae

Ortmann, 1896
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The Processidae are a family of shrimp, comprising 65 species in five genera, and the only family in the superfamily Processoidea.[1] They are small, nocturnal animals, mostly living in shallow seas, particularly on grass flats. The first pereiopods are usually asymmetrical, with a claw on one, but not the other (Ambidexter forming the exception to this rule). The rostrum is generally a simple projection from the front of the carapace, with two teeth, one at the tip, and one further back.[2]

References[edit]

  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. ^ Raymond B. Manning & Fenner A. Chace, Jr. (1971). "Shrimps of the family Processidae from the Northwestern Atlantic Ocean (Crustacea: Decapoda: Caridea)" (PDF). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. 89.