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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
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Acanthephyra armata
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Acanthephyra brevirostris
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Acanthephyra carinata
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Acanthephyra chacei
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Acanthephyra cucullata
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Acanthephyra curtirostris
[peaked shrimp]


Acanthephyra eximia
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Acanthephyra media
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Acanthephyra pelagica
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Acanthephyra purpurea
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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
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Ephyrina figueirai
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Ephyrina hoskynii
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Ephyrina ombango
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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
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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
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Notostomus gibbosus
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Notostomus japonicus
[Japanese spinyridge]
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Notostomus robustus
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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 Western Atlantic and West
Acanthephyra armata Western Central Pacific,
Acanthephyra brevirostris Western Atlantic
Acanthephyra carinata Western and Eastern Pacif 12 TL
Acanthephyra chacei Northeast Pacific
Acanthephyra cucullata Indo-Pacific
Acanthephyra curtirostris peaked shrimp Indo-Pacific and Atlantic
Acanthephyra eximia Throughout tropical and s
Acanthephyra media Western and Eastern Pacif
Acanthephyra pelagica Cosmopolitan.
Acanthephyra purpurea 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.
Acanthephyra stylorostratis Atlantic Ocean, Indo-Paci
Acanthephyra trispinosa Southeast Pacific
Ephyrina benedicti Western Atlantic
Ephyrina bifida Western Atlantic
Ephyrina figueirai Western Atlantic
Ephyrina hoskynii Southeast Pacific
Ephyrina ombango 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 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 Atlantic and Indo-Pacific
Notostomus gibbosus Worldwide.
Notostomus japonicus Japanese spinyridge Eastern Pacific
Notostomus robustus 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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