Ecology

Habitat

underneath rocks or in cracks and crevices. Shallow subtidal and intertidal. In association or not with morray eels.

  • Baeza JA. 2009. Protandric Simultaneous Hermaphroditism
  • Is a Conserved Trait in Lysmata (Caridea: Lysmatidae): Implications for the Evolution
  • Smithsonian Contributions to Marine Science 38. In Press.
  • of Hermaphroditism in the Genus.
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Life History and Behavior

Behavior

Gregarious behavior. Living in large groups in crevices or cracks when in association or not with morray eels. Non specialized cleaner.

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcoding with mitochondrial 16s RNA DNA. Genebank number EU861498
  • Baeza,J.A., Schubart,C.D., Zillner,P., Fuentes,S. and Bauer,R.T.2009. Molecular phylogeny of shrimps from the genus Lysmata (Caridea: Hippolytidae): the evolutionary origins of protandric simultaneous hermaphroditism and social monogamy. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. Lond. 96, 415-424.
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