Family Pandalidae - pandalid shrimps

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Malacostraca
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  No. of Species in Ref
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187
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Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
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Ref..   De Grave, S., N. Dean Pentcheff, S.T. Ahyong, T.-Y. Chan, K.A. Crandall, P.C. Dworschak, D.L. Felder, R.M. Feldmann, C.H.J.M. Fransen, L.Y.D. Goulding, R. Lemaitre, M.E.Y. Low, J.W. Martin, P.K.L. Ng, C.E. Schweitzer and S.H. … Tan 2009
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To about 15 cm (Ref. 94508). Shrimps of small to medium size, some large. Rostrum well developed, often sabre-like, with dorsal and ventral teeth. Carapace glabrous or covered by miniscule scales. Pincers in first pair of legs very small or absent. Second legs with pincers; carpus of second legs segmented. Third to fifth legs long and slender. As in the other families belonging to the infraorder Caridea, the pleura of the second abdominal segment overlap those of first and third segments, and the third pair of pereiopods lacks pincers. This family includes a large number of marine species, most of them benthic and occurring in deep waters. Since they are generally of rather large size, many of them are or may be of interest to fisheries (Ref. 104052).
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Ref.
[ e.g. 9948]                       
Glossary
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