Overview

Brief Summary

Overview

Alpheus acutocarinatus is an Indo-West Pacific snapping shrimp that belongs to the Brevirostris species group within the genus Alpheus. For more details, see ABRS (2009): http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/abrs/online-resources/fauna/a....

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Comprehensive Description

Systematics and Identification

Alpheus acutocarinatus belongs to the Brevirostris species group within the genus Alpheus (Banner and Banner 1982). Type locality: Madura Strait, Bay of Labuan Tring, Sumbawa, Indonesia, types stored at the Zoölogisch Museum, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (ZMA). For additional descriptions, see Banner and Banner (1982), Chace (1988).

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Distribution

Indo-West Pacific: Indonesia, Madagascar, Gulf of Thailand, Australia (Banner and Banner 1982); Philippines (Banner and Banner 1981).

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Physical Description

Morphology

Maximum body size is 9 mm (carapace length)(Chace 1988).

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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 1 specimen in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 36 - 36
 
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Associations

Habitat and Host Associations

Depth range 20-72 m (Chace 1988).

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