Xiphocaris elongata

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Xiphocaris elongata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Caridea
Family: Xiphocarididae
Genus: Xiphocaris
Species: X. elongata
Binomial name
Xiphocaris elongata
(Guérin-Méneville, 1855) [1]

Xiphocaris elongata, the yellow-nose shrimp, yellow rhino shrimp, salpiche or piquine,[1] is a species of freshwater shrimp native to the Caribbean. A hardy species, this shrimp is tolerant of a wide range of water conditions and can even survive in brackish and saltwater. Despite it being widely encountered across the Caribbean this species is still virtually unavailable to hobbyists in Europe and North America.[2]


  1. ^ a b Omar Pérez (2009). "LUQ LTER Animal Gallery: Crustacea" (PDF). Luquillo Long-Term Ecological Research Program. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 31, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Yellow nose shrimp". Petshrimp.com. Retrieved December 1, 2010.