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Family: Oplophoridae deepsea shrimps (See list of species below)

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53 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Acanthephyra acanthitelsonis
[Spinytailed deepsea pelagic shrimp]
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Acanthephyra acutifrons
[Sharp-nosed deep-sea shrimp]
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Acanthephyra armata
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Acanthephyra brevirostris
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Acanthephyra carinata
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Acanthephyra chacei
[Chace's deep-sea shrimp]
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Acanthephyra cucullata
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Acanthephyra curtirostris
[Peaked shrimp]


Acanthephyra eximia
[Dressed deep-sea shrimp]
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Acanthephyra media
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Acanthephyra pelagica
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Acanthephyra purpurea
[Purple deep-sea shrimp]


Acanthephyra quadrispinosa
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Acanthephyra rostrata
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Acanthephyra sanguinea
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Acanthephyra sica
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Acanthephyra smithi
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Acanthephyra stylorostratis
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Acanthephyra trispinosa
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Ephyrina benedicti
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Ephyrina bifida
[Split deep-sea shrimp]
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Ephyrina figueirai
[Contour deep-sea shrimp]
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Ephyrina hoskynii
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Ephyrina ombango
[Ombango deep-sea shrimp]
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Heterogenys microphthalma
[Deepsea shrimps]
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Hymenodora acanthitelsonis
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Hymenodora frontalis
[Pacific ambereye]
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Hymenodora glacialis
[Northern ambereye]
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Hymenodora gracilis
[Wiry deep-sea shrimp]


Janicella spinicauda
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Kemphyra corallina
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Meningodora compsa
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Meningodora marptocheles
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Meningodora mollis
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Meningodora vesca
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Notostomus auriculatus
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Notostomus distirus
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Notostomus elegans
[Elegant deep-sea shrimp]
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Notostomus gibbosus
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Notostomus japonicus
[Japanese spinyridge]
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Notostomus robustus
[Robust deep-sea shrimp]


Oplophorus gracilirostris
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Oplophorus grimaldii
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Oplophorus novaezeelandiae
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Oplophorus spinosus
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Oplophorus typus
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Systellaspis affinis
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Systellaspis braueri
[Quayle spinytail]
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Systellaspis cristata
[Krygier spinytail]


Systellaspis debilis
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Systellaspis guillei
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Systellaspis lanceocaudata
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Systellaspis pellucida
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53 Species of Family Oplophoridae
(deepsea shrimps)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Acanthephyra acanthitelsonis Spinytailed deepsea pelagic shrimp Western and Southeast Atl
Acanthephyra acutifrons Sharp-nosed deep-sea shrimp Western Atlantic and West
Acanthephyra armata Western Central Pacific,
Acanthephyra brevirostris Western Atlantic
Acanthephyra carinata Western and Eastern Pacif 12 TL
Acanthephyra chacei Chace's deep-sea shrimp Northeast Pacific
Acanthephyra cucullata Indo-Pacific
Acanthephyra curtirostris Peaked shrimp Indo-Pacific and Atlantic
Acanthephyra eximia Dressed deep-sea shrimp Throughout tropical and s
Acanthephyra media Western and Eastern Pacif
Acanthephyra pelagica Cosmopolitan.
Acanthephyra purpurea Purple deep-sea shrimp Western Atlantic and the
Acanthephyra quadrispinosa Indo-Pacific and the Atla
Acanthephyra rostrata Western Central Pacific
Acanthephyra sanguinea Western Central Pacific.
Acanthephyra sica Southern Ocean.
Acanthephyra smithi Indo-Pacific. 2.45 CL
Acanthephyra stylorostratis Atlantic Ocean, Indo-Paci
Acanthephyra trispinosa Southeast Pacific
Ephyrina benedicti Western Atlantic
Ephyrina bifida Split deep-sea shrimp Western Atlantic
Ephyrina figueirai Contour deep-sea shrimp Western Atlantic
Ephyrina hoskynii Southeast Pacific
Ephyrina ombango Ombango deep-sea shrimp Southeast Pacific, Wester
Heterogenys microphthalma Deepsea shrimps Indo-Pacific and Atlantic
Hymenodora acanthitelsonis Eastern Pacific
Hymenodora frontalis Pacific ambereye Northern Pacific
Hymenodora glacialis Northern ambereye Indo-Pacific to the Atlan
Hymenodora gracilis Wiry deep-sea shrimp Eastern Pacific
Janicella spinicauda Indo-Pacific and Atlantic
Kemphyra corallina Indo-West Pacific and Atl
Meningodora compsa Western Atlantic
Meningodora marptocheles Western Atlantic
Meningodora mollis Indo-Pacific and the Atla
Meningodora vesca Western Central Pacific,
Notostomus auriculatus Southern Ocean
Notostomus distirus Western Atlantic
Notostomus elegans Elegant deep-sea shrimp Indo-Pacific and the Atla
Notostomus gibbosus Worldwide.
Notostomus japonicus Japanese spinyridge Eastern Pacific
Notostomus robustus Robust deep-sea shrimp Western Atlantic
Oplophorus gracilirostris Indo-Pacific and Atlantic
Oplophorus grimaldii Western Atlantic
Oplophorus novaezeelandiae Southern Ocean.
Oplophorus spinosus Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Oc
Oplophorus typus Indo-Pacific.
Systellaspis affinis Western Atlantic
Systellaspis braueri Quayle spinytail Northern and southern Pac
Systellaspis cristata Krygier spinytail Eastern Pacific and the A
Systellaspis debilis Cosmopolitan.
Systellaspis guillei Indo-Pacific
Systellaspis lanceocaudata Western Pacific.
Systellaspis pellucida Arctic, Atlantic and Indo



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