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Palaemonetes vulgaris

Palaemonetes vulgaris, variously known as the common American prawn, common grass shrimp, marsh grass shrimp or marsh shrimp,[1] is a common species of shrimp in the western Atlantic Ocean from Cape Cod Bay to the Gulf of Mexico.[2] Adults grow to less than 5 cm (2.0 in) long, and are transparent except for some orange pigmentation on the eyestalks.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Palaemonetes vulgaris (Say, 1818)". Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
  2. ^ Ritindra N. Khan, Henry C. Merchant & Robert E. Knowlton (1997). "Effects of macrophytic cover on the distribution of grass shrimps, Palaemonetes pugio and P. vulgaris". Invertebrate Biology 116 (3): 243–247. 
  3. ^ Edward E. Ruppert & Richard S. Fox (1988). Seashore animals of the Southeast: a guide to common shallow-water invertebrates of the southeastern Atlantic Coast. University of South Carolina Press. ISBN 0-87249-535-3.


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