Species under Heterocarpus
n= 23
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Heterocarpus affinis
Faxon, 1893
Eastern Pacific 15.3
Heterocarpus alexandri
Milne-Edwards, 1883
Western Central Atlantic
Heterocarpus amacula
Crosnier, 1988
Central Pacific
Heterocarpus chani
Li, 2006
Western Pacific
Heterocarpus dorsalis
Bate, 1888
Madagascar nylon shrimp Indo-Pacific
Heterocarpus ensifer
Milne-Edwards, 1881
Armed nylon shrimp Indo-Pacific and Atlantic Ocean 14.1999998092651
Heterocarpus fascirostratus
Yang, Chan & Biju Kumar, 2018
Western Pacific
Heterocarpus gibbosus
Bate, 1888
Humpback nylon shrimp Indo-West Pacific
Heterocarpus grimaldii
Milne-Edwards & Bouvier, 1900
Grimald's nylon shrimp Eastern Atlantic 17
Heterocarpus hayashi
Crosnier, 1988
Pacific Ocean
Heterocarpus hayashii
Crosnier, 1988
Western Central Pacific
Heterocarpus hostilis
Faxon, 1893
Eastern Pacific
Heterocarpus intermedius
Crosnier, 1999
Western Central Pacific
Heterocarpus laevigatus
Bate, 1888
Smooth nylon shrimp Worldwide 18
Heterocarpus lepidus
De Man, 1917
Western Central Pacific
Heterocarpus longirostris
MacGilchrist, 1905
Central Pacific
Heterocarpus oryx
Milne-Edwards, 1881
Western Atlantic
Heterocarpus parvispina
De Man, 1917
Central Pacific
Heterocarpus reedi
Bahamonde, 1955
Chilean nylon shrimp Southeast Pacific 3.4
Heterocarpus sibogae
De Man, 1917
Mino nylon shrimp Indo-Pacific
Heterocarpus tricarinatus
Alcock & Anderson, 1894
Scarred nylon shrimp Indo-West Pacific
Heterocarpus vicarius
Fazon, 1893
Northern nylon shrimp Eastern Pacific 11
Heterocarpus woodmasoni
Alcock, 1901
Indian nylon shrimp Indo-West Pacific 13
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