Species under Alpheus
n= 179
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Alpheus acutocarinatus
De Man, 1909
Indo-West Pacific
Alpheus acutofemoratus
Dana, 1852
snapping shrimp Indo-West Pacific
Alpheus aequus
Kim & Abele, 1988
Eastern Pacific
Alpheus albatrossae
(Banner, 1953)
Indo-Pacific
Alpheus alcyone
De Man, 1902
Indo-Pacific
Alpheus amblyonyx
Chace, 1972
bluntclaw snapping shrimp Southwest Atlantic
Alpheus angulosus
McClure, 2002
Western Central Atlantic
Alpheus architectus
(de Man, 1897)
Indo-Pacific
Alpheus armatus
Rathbun, 1901
brown snapping shrimp Western Atlantic
Alpheus armillatus
Milne-Edwards, 1837
banded snapping shrimp Western Atlantic Ocean
Alpheus baccheti
Anker, 2010
Eastern Central Pacific
Alpheus bahamensis
Rankin, 1898
Western Central Atlantic
Alpheus barbara
Lockington, 1878
Eastern Central Pacific
Alpheus barbatus
Coutière, 1897
Indo-West Pacific
Alpheus batesi
Banner & Banner, 1964
Western Central Pacific
Alpheus beanii
Verrill, 1922
Southwest Atlantic
Alpheus belli
Coutière, 1898
Western Atlantic
Alpheus bellimanus
Lockington, 1877
olive snapping shrimp Eastern Pacific
Alpheus bellulus
Miya & Miyake, 1969
pretty snapping shrimp Indo-West Pacific 4
Alpheus bicostatus
De Man, 1908
Indo-West Pacific
Alpheus bidens
(Olivier, 1811)
mottled snapping prawn Indo-Pacific
Alpheus bisincisus
de Haan, 1844
flathead snapping shrimp Indo-Pacific
Alpheus bouvieri
Milne-Edwards, 1878
Bouvier's banded snapping shrimp Eastern Pacific and the Atlantic
Alpheus bradypus
Coutière, 1905
Indo-Pacific
Alpheus brevicristatus
de Haan, 1844
teppo snapping shrimp Northwest Pacific
Alpheus brevipes
Stimpson, 1860
Indo-Pacific
Alpheus bucephaloides
Nobili, 1905
Western Indian Ocean
Alpheus bucephalus
Coutière, 1905
Indo-Pacific
Alpheus californiensis
Holmes, 1900
mudflat snapping shrimp Eastern Central Pacific
Alpheus canaliculatus
Banner & Banner, 1968
Western Central Pacific
Alpheus candei
Guérin-Méneville, 1855
Western Atlantic
Alpheus chilensis
Coutière, 1902
Southeast Pacific
Alpheus chiragricus
Milne-Edwards, 1837
Indo-West Pacific
Alpheus clamator
Lockington, 1877
twistclaw pistol shrimp Eastern Central Pacific
Alpheus clypeatus
Coutière, 1905
Indo-Pacific
Alpheus coetivensis
Coutière, 1908
Pacific Ocean
Alpheus collumianus
Stimpson, 1860
Indo-Pacific
Alpheus compressus
Banner & Banner, 1981
Indo-West Pacific
Alpheus coutierei
De Man, 1909
Western Central Pacific
Alpheus crinitus
Dana, 1852
Indo-West Pacific
Alpheus cristulifrons
Rathbun, 1900
dotted snapping shrimp Eastern Pacific and the Atlantic 2
Alpheus crockeri
(Armstrong, 1941)
Indo-Pacific and Atlantic Ocean
Alpheus cylindricus
Kingsley, 1878
cylindrical snapping shrimp Eastern Pacific and the Atlantic
Alpheus cythereus
Banner & Banner, 1966
Pacific Ocean
Alpheus davaoensis
Chace, 1988
Western Central Pacific
Alpheus dentipes
Guérin-Méneville, 1832
Eastern Central Atlantic and the Mediterranean
Alpheus deuteropus
Hilgendorf, 1879
petroglyph shrimp Indo-Pacific
Alpheus diadema
Dana, 1852
Indo-Pacific
Alpheus digitalis
de Haan, 1844
forceps snapping shrimp Indo-West Pacific
Alpheus dispar
Randall, 1840
Indo-West Pacific
Alpheus dissodontonotus
Stebbing, 1915
Western Indian Ocean
Alpheus djeddensis
Coutière, 1897
Djeddah snapping shrimp Indo-Pacific
Alpheus dolerus
Banner, 1956
Indo-Pacific
Alpheus edamensis
De Man, 1888
Indo-Pacific
Alpheus edwardsii
(Audouin, 1826)
Indo-Pacific
Alpheus ehlersii
De Man, 1909
Indo-Pacific
Alpheus estuariensis
Christoffersen, 1984
estuarine snapping shrimp Western Atlantic
Alpheus euchirus
Dana, 1852
Western Central Pacific
Alpheus eulimene
De Man, 1909
Indo-Pacific
Alpheus euphrosyne
De Man, 1897
nymph snapping shrimp Indo-Pacific
Alpheus facetus
De Man, 1908
Indo-West Pacific
Alpheus fasciatus
Lockington, 1878
Eastern Central Atlantic
Alpheus fascinatus
Lockington, 1878
Eastern Central Pacific
Alpheus fasqueli
Anker, 2001
Eastern Indian Ocean
Alpheus felgenhaueri
Kim & Abele, 1988
Eastern Central Pacific
Alpheus floridanus
Kingsley, 1878
sand snapping shrimp Eastern Pacific and the Atlantic
Alpheus foresti
Banner & Banner, 1981
Western Central Pacific
Alpheus formosus
Gibbes, 1850
striped snapping shrimp Western Atlantic Ocean
Alpheus frontalis
Milne-Edwards, 1837
Indo-Pacific
Alpheus funafutensis
Borradaile, 1898
Indo-Pacific
Alpheus galapagensis
Sivertsen, 1933
Eastern Pacific 1.51
Alpheus glaber
(Olivi, 1792)
red snapping shrimp Eastern Central Atlantic and the Mediterranean
Alpheus gracilipes
Stimpson, 1860
daisy snapping shrimp Indo-Pacific
Alpheus gracilis
Heller, 1862
Indo-Pacific
Alpheus grahami
Abele, 1975
Eastern Central Pacific
Alpheus hailstonei
Coutière, 1905
Indo-Pacific
Alpheus hebes
Kim & Abelle, 1988
Eastern Pacific
Alpheus heterochaelis
Say, 1818
bigclaw snapping shrimp Western Atlantic Ocean
Alpheus hippothoe
De Man, 1888
Indo-Pacific
Alpheus hoonsooi
Kim & Abele, 1988
Southeast Pacific
Alpheus hoplites
Nobili, 1906
Eastern Central Pacific
Alpheus hortensis
Wicksten & McClure, 2003
Western Central Atlantic
Alpheus hyphalus
Chace, 1988
Western Central Pacific
Alpheus idiocheles
Coutière, 1905
Indo-Pacific
Alpheus inca
Wicksten & Méndez, 1981
Southeast Pacific
Alpheus intrinsecus
Bate, 1888
Atlantic Ocean
Alpheus japonicus
Miers, 1879
Japanese snapping shrimp Western Pacific
Alpheus lacertosus
Kim & Abele, 1988
Southeast Pacific
Alpheus ladronis
Banner, 1956
Central Pacific
Alpheus lanceostylus
(Banner, 1959)
Southeast Pacific
Alpheus leptochirus
Coutière, 1906
Indo-West Pacific
Alpheus leviusculus
Dana, 1852
Indo-Pacific
Alpheus lobidens
De Haan, 1850
brownbar snapping shrimp Eastern and Central Mediterranean and entire Indo-Pacific
Alpheus longecarinatus
Hilgendorf, 1878
Indo-Pacific
Alpheus longinquus
Kim & Abelle, 1988
Eastern Pacific
Alpheus longipalma
Komai & Ohtomi, 2018
Northwest Pacific
Alpheus lottini
Guérin-Méneville, 1829
coral snapping shrimp Indo-Pacific 2.7
Alpheus luiszapatai
Ramos-Tafur, 2018
Southeast Pacific
Alpheus lutosus
Anker & De Grave, 2009
Western Indian Ocean
Alpheus macellarius
Chace, 1988
Western Central Pacific
Alpheus macrocheles
(Hailstone, 1835)
red pistol shrimp Southwest Atlantic, Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean
Alpheus macroskeles
Alcock & Anderson, 1894
Indo-West Pacific
Alpheus maindroni
Coutière, 1898
Indo-Pacific
Alpheus malabaricus
(Fabricius, 1775)
Indo-Pacific
Alpheus malleator
Dana, 1852
hammerclaw snapping shrimp Eastern Pacific and the Atlantic
Alpheus malleodigitus
(Bate, 1888)
hammer-finger shrimp Indo-Pacific
Alpheus microrhynchus
De Man, 1897
giant mangrove snapping shrimp Western Central Pacific
Alpheus microscaphis
(Banner, 1959)
Pacific Ocean
Alpheus microstylus
(Bate, 1888)
Indo-Pacific
Alpheus miersi
Coutière, 1898
Indo-West Pacific
Alpheus millsae
Anker, Hurt & Knowlton, 2007
Eastern Central Pacific 4.18
Alpheus mitis
Dana, 1852
Indo-Pacific
Alpheus naranjo
Anker, 2018
Western Central Atlantic
Alpheus nobili
Banner & Banner, 1966
Indo-Pacific
Alpheus nonalter
Kensley, 1969
Indo-West Pacific
Alpheus normanni
Kingsley, 1878
green snapping shrimp Eastern Pacific and Western Atlantic
Alpheus notabilis
Stebbing, 1915
Western Indian Ocean
Alpheus nuttingi
(Schmitt, 1924)
Western Atlantic 3.68
Alpheus oahuensis
(Banner, 1953)
Indo-Pacific
Alpheus obesomanus
Dana, 1852
Indo-Pacific
Alpheus ochrostriatus
Karplus, Szlep & Tsurnamal, 1981
fine-striped shrimp Indo-Pacific
Alpheus ovaliceps
Coutière, 1905
Indo-Pacific
Alpheus pachychirus
Stimpson, 1860
Indo-Pacific
Alpheus pacificus
Dana, 1852
Indo-Pacific
Alpheus packardii
Kingsley, 1880
Western Atlantic
Alpheus paludicola
Kemp, 1915
Eastern Indian Ocean and Western Central Pacific
Alpheus panamensis
Kingsley, 1878
Eastern Central Pacific
Alpheus paracrinitus
Miers, 1881
smoothclaw snapping shrimp Circumtropical
Alpheus paradentipes
Coutière, 1905
Indo-Pacific
Alpheus paralcyone
Coutière, 1905
Indo-Pacific
Alpheus parasocialis
Banner & Banner, 1982
Indo-West Pacific
Alpheus pareuchirus
Coutière, 1905
Indo-Pacific
Alpheus parvirostris
Dana, 1852
Indo-Pacific
Alpheus parvus
De Man, 1909
Indo-West Pacific
Alpheus peasei
(Armstrong, 1940)
orangetail snapping shrimp Western Atlantic Ocean
Alpheus percyi
Coutière, 1905
Indo-Pacific
Alpheus perezi
Coutière, 1908
Western Indian Ocean
Alpheus perplexus
Banner, 1956
Indo-Pacific
Alpheus platydactylus
Coutière, 1897
Eastern Central Atlantic
Alpheus platyunguiculatus
(Banner, 1953)
Eastern Central Pacific
Alpheus polyxo
De Man, 1909
Indo-West Pacific
Alpheus proseuchirus
De Man, 1908
Western Central Pacific
Alpheus pustulosus
Banner & Banner, 1968
Western Pacific
Alpheus quasirapacida
Chace, 1988
Western Central Pacific
Alpheus randalli
Banner & Banner, 1980
Randall's snapping shrimp Pacific Ocean
Alpheus rapacida
De Man, 1908
Indo-Pacific
Alpheus rapax
Fabricius, 1798
marbled snapping shrimp Indo-Pacific
Alpheus rectus
Kim & Abele, 1988
Eastern Central Pacific
Alpheus ribeiroae
Anker & Dworschak, 2004
Eastern Central Atlantic
Alpheus ridleyi
Pocock, 1890
Western Atlantic
Alpheus romensky
Burukovsky, 1990
Southeast Pacific
Alpheus roseodigitalis
Nomura & Anker, 2005
Indo-Pacific
Alpheus rostratus
Kim & Abele, 1988
Eastern Pacific
Alpheus schmitti
Chace, 1972
Western Central Atlantic
Alpheus serenei
Tiwari, 1963
Indo-West Pacific
Alpheus simus
(Guérin-Méneville, 1855)
Western Atlantic
Alpheus sizou
Banner & Banner, 1967
Pacific Ocean
Alpheus socialis
Heller, 1862
Indo-West Pacific
Alpheus soela
Banner & Banner, 1987
Indo-West Pacific
Alpheus spatulatus
Banner & Banner, 1968
Western Central Pacific
Alpheus splendidus
Coutière, 1897
splendid snapping shrimp Indo-West Pacific
Alpheus spongiarum
Coutière, 1897
bristle snapping shrimp Indo-West Pacific
Alpheus stanleyi
Coutière, 1908
Indo-Pacific
Alpheus staphylinus
Coutière, 1908
Indo-Pacific
Alpheus stephensoni
Banner & Smalley, 1969
clicker Western Central Pacific
Alpheus strenuus
Dana, 1852
snowflake snapping shrimp Indo-Pacific
Alpheus sublucanus
(Forsskål, 1775)
Western Indian Ocean
Alpheus sulcatus
Kingsley, 1878
Indo-Pacific and the Atlantic
Alpheus suluensis
Chace, 1988
Western Central Pacific
Alpheus talismani
Coutière, 1898
Eastern Central Atlantic
Alpheus thomasi
Hendrix & Gore, 1973
Western Central Atlantic
Alpheus tricolor
Anker, 2001
Western Central Pacific
Alpheus triphopus
Nobili, 1906
Eastern Central Pacific
Alpheus utriensis
Ramos & von Prahl, 1989
Eastern Central Pacific
Alpheus villosus
(Olivier, 1811)
Indo-West Pacific 0.22
Alpheus viridari
(Armstrong, 1949)
Western Central Atlantic
Alpheus waltervadi
Kensley, 1969
Western Indian Ocean
Alpheus websteri
Kingsley, 1880
Eastern Pacific and Western Atlantic
Alpheus xanthocarpus
Anker, Hurt & Knowlton, 2007
Eastern Central Atlantic
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