Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 493 specimens in 32 taxa.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 255 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 50 - 25000
  Temperature range (°C): 2.620 - 27.029
  Nitrate (umol/L): 2.336 - 42.633
  Salinity (PPS): 34.209 - 36.291
  Oxygen (ml/l): 0.500 - 6.187
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.324 - 3.027
  Silicate (umol/l): 2.569 - 128.747

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 50 - 25000

Temperature range (°C): 2.620 - 27.029

Nitrate (umol/L): 2.336 - 42.633

Salinity (PPS): 34.209 - 36.291

Oxygen (ml/l): 0.500 - 6.187

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.324 - 3.027

Silicate (umol/l): 2.569 - 128.747
 
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Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
Specimen Records:115
Specimens with Sequences:51
Specimens with Barcodes:50
Species:16
Species With Barcodes:12
Public Records:37
Public Species:12
Public BINs:15
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Heterocarpus

Heterocarpus is a genus of deep-sea shrimp, mainly of tropical areas all over the world.

Description[edit]

Heterocarpus is characterised by the highly unequal second pair of pereiopods: one side is long and thin and the other is short but stronger, besides the carapace with one or more longitudinal carinae.[1][2]

Species[edit]

So far, 30 species have been described for this genus, Heterocarpus ensifer being the type species. The described species of this genus are:

Ecology[edit]

Many Heterocarpus shrimp are known for using bioluminescence as a defense, spitting it on predators.[3] Studies about their feeding habits,[4] and the fact that they may be found in the stomach contents of some pelagic sharks[5] and other fishes[6] is interpreted as they have benthic habits, but they do migrations to the water column at night. Some species of this genus have high fishery potential, such as H. reedi [7] and H. laevigatus.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fenner A. Chace, Jr. (1985). "The Caridean Shrimps (Crustacea, Decapoda) of the Albatross Philippine Expedition, 1907–1910, Part 3: Families Thalassocarididae and Pandalidae" (PDF). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 411: 1–143. doi:10.5479/si.00810282.411. 
  2. ^ Alain Crosnier (1988). "Sur les Heterocarpus (Crustacea, Decapoda, Pandalidae) du sud-ouest de l’océan Indien. Remarques sur d’autres espèces ouest-pacifiques du genre et description de quatre taxa nouveaux". Bulletin du Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris. 4ème série 10 (A 1): 57–103. 
  3. ^ B. K. K. Chan, I. C. Lin, T. W. Shih & T. Y. Chan (2008). "Bioluminescent emissions of the deep-water pandalid shrimp, Heterocarpus sibogae De Man, 1917 (Decapoda, Caridea, Pandalidae) under laboratory conditions". Crustaceana 81 (3): 341–350. doi:10.1163/156854008783564064. 
  4. ^ S. F. Rainer (1992). "Diet of prawns from the continental slope of north-western Australia". Bulletin of Marine Science 50 (2): 258–274. 
  5. ^ Teodoro Vaske Júnior, Carolus Maria Vooren & Rosangela Paula Lessa (2009). "Feeding strategy of the night shark (Carcharhinus signatus) and the scalloped hammershark (Sphyruna lewini) near seamounts off northeastern Brazil". Brazilian Journal of Oceanography 57 (2): 97–104. doi:10.1590/S1679-87592009000200002. 
  6. ^ M. G. King (1984). "The species and depth distribution of deepwater caridean shrimps (Decapoda, Caridea) near some Southwest Pacific islands". Crustaceana 47 (2): 174–191. doi:10.1163/156854084X00405. JSTOR 20103973. 
  7. ^ P. E. Pérez (2007). "An economic analysis of the Heterocarpus reedi and Cervimunida johni fisheries off northern-central Chile, from 1997 to 2000". Investigaciones Marinas 35 (2): 45–52. doi:10.4067/S0717-71782007000200005. 
  8. ^ Stephen Ralston (1986). "An intensive fishing experiment for the caridean shrimp, Heterocarpus laevigatus, at Alamagan Island in the Mariana archipelago" (PDF). Fishery Bulletin 84 (4): 927–934. 
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