Family Pasiphaeidae - glass shrimps

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Malacostraca
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92
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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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As in 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. Body strongly compressed; rostrum short; carapace without cervical groove. First and second pair of pereiopods almost identical, second slightly larger than first, both larger and stronger than pairs 3 to 5; carpus of second pair of pereiopods entire; fingers of chela with many teeth (pectinate); exopods present, but epipods absent on all pereiopods. Colour: usually red or transparent (hence the name glass shrimps). This family includes several medium- to large-sized species mostly from the deeper waters of the continental slope. Many of the West African species are bentho- or meso-pelagic (Ref. 104052).
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Ref.
[ e.g. 9948]                       
Glossary
                    [ e.g. cephalopods]


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