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Palaemon  Weber, 1795
Taxonomic Serial No.: 96449

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: unknown   
  Latest Record Review: 2004   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
             PhylumArthropoda  – Artrópode, arthropodes, arthropods  
                SubphylumCrustacea Brünnich, 1772 – crustacés, crustáceo, crustaceans  
                   ClassMalacostraca Latreille, 1802  
                      SubclassEumalacostraca Grobben, 1892  
                         SuperorderEucarida Calman, 1904 – camarão, caranguejo, ermitão, lagosta, siri  
                            OrderDecapoda Latreille, 1802 – crabs, crayfishes, lobsters, prawns, shrimp, crabes, crevettes, écrevisses, homards  
                               SuborderPleocyemata Burkenroad, 1963  
                                  InfraorderCaridea Dana, 1852  
                                     SuperfamilyPalaemonoidea Rafinesque, 1815  
                                        FamilyPalaemonidae Rafinesque, 1815  
                                           SubfamilyPalaemoninae Rafinesque, 1815  
                                              GenusPalaemon Weber, 1795  
    Direct Children:  
                                                 Species Palaemon adspersus Rathke, 1837 – baltic prawn 
                                                 Species Palaemon concinnus Dana, 1852 – mangrove prawn 
                                                 Species Palaemon debilis Dana, 1852 – feeble shrimp, 'opae huna 
                                                 Species Palaemon elegans Rathke, 1837 – rockpool prawn 
                                                 Species Palaemon floridanus Chace, 1942 – Florida grass shrimp 
                                                 Species Palaemon gravieri (Yu, 1930) – chinese ditch prawn 
                                                 Species Palaemon longirostris H. Milne-Edwards, 1837 – delta prawn 
                                                 Species Palaemon macrodactylus M. J. Rathbun, 1902 – migrant prawn, oriental shrimp 
                                                 Species Palaemon maculatus (Thallwitz, 1891) – zaire prawn 
                                                 Species Palaemon northropi (Rankin, 1898) – Caribbean bait prawn, crossbanded grass shrimp 
                                                 Species Palaemon ortmanni M. J. Rathbun, 1902 – gladiator prawn 
                                                 Species Palaemon pacificus (Stimpson, 1860) – indian bait prawn, Pacific grass shrimp 
                                                 Species Palaemon pandaliformis (Stimpson, 1871) – american grass shrimp, potitinga prawn 
                                                 Species Palaemon paucidens de Haan, 1844 – lake prawn 
                                                 Species Palaemon ritteri Holmes, 1895 – barred grass shrimp 
                                                 Species Palaemon serratus (Pennant, 1777) – common prawn 
                                                 Species Palaemon serrifer (Stimpson, 1860) – carpenter prawn 
                                                 Species Palaemon xiphias Risso, 1816 – posidonia prawn 

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Palaemon   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Chace, Fenner A., Jr., and A. J. Bruce  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title: The Caridean Shrimps (Crustacea: Decapoda) of the Albatross Philippine Expedition 1907-1910, pt. 6: Superfamily Palaemonoidea   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, no. 543   
  Page(s): vii + 152   
  Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press   
  Publication Place: Washington, DC, USA   
  Reference for: Palaemon   

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