Species under Synalpheus
n= 103
Species name Common name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Synalpheus agelas
Pequegnat & Heard, 1979
Western Atlantic
Synalpheus albatrossi
Coutière, 1909
Indo-Pacific 0.03
Synalpheus amabilis
De Man, 1910
Western Central Pacific
Synalpheus anasimus
Chace, 1972
Western Central Atlantic
Synalpheus ancistrorhynchus
de Man, 1909
Indo-West Pacific
Synalpheus androsi
Coutière, 1909
Western Central Atlantic
Synalpheus antenor
De Man, 1910
Western Central Pacific 0.13
Synalpheus apioceros
Coutière, 1909
large claw snapping shrimp Western Atlantic
Synalpheus barahoensis
Armstrong, 1949
Western Central Atlantic
Synalpheus belizensis
Anker & Tóth, 2008
Western Central Atlantic
Synalpheus bituberculatus
De Man, 1910
Indo-West Pacific 0.07
Synalpheus biunguiculatus
(Stimpson, 1860)
twoclaw snapping shrimp Pacific Ocean
Synalpheus bocas
Anker & Tóth, 2008
Western Central Atlantic
Synalpheus bousfieldi
Chace, 1972
Western Atlantic
Synalpheus brachyceros
Nobili, 1906
Eastern Central Pacific
Synalpheus brevicarpus
(Herrick, 1891)
Eastern Pacific and Western Atlantic
Synalpheus brevifrons
Chace, 1972
Western Central Atlantic
Synalpheus brevispinis
Coutière, 1909
Eastern Pacific 0.5
Synalpheus brooksi
Coutière, 1909
Western Atlantic
Synalpheus carinatus
(De Man, 1888)
carinate snapping shrimp Western Central Pacific
Synalpheus carpenteri
MacDonald & Duffy, 2006
Western Central Atlantic
Synalpheus chacei
Duffy, 1998
Western Central Atlantic
Synalpheus charon
(Heller, 1861)
red-coral pistol shrimp Indo-Pacific 0.07
Synalpheus comatularum
(Haswell, 1882)
Eastern Indian Ocean
Synalpheus corallinus
MacDonald, Hultgren & Duffy, 2009
Western Central Atlantic
Synalpheus coutierei
Banner, 1953
Indo-Pacific
Synalpheus curacaoensis
Schmitt, 1924
Western Central Atlantic
Synalpheus dardeaui
(Ríos & Duffy, 2007)
Western Central Atlantic
Synalpheus demani
Borradaile, 1899
de man's snapping shrimp Indo-West Pacific 0.1
Synalpheus disparodigitus
Armstrong, 1949
Western Central Atlantic
Synalpheus dominicensis
(Armstrong, 1949)
Western Central Atlantic
Synalpheus echinus
Banner & Banner, 1975
Eastern Indian Ocean
Synalpheus elizabethae
(Ríos & Duffy, 2007)
Western Central Atlantic
Synalpheus filidigitus
Armstrong, 1949
Western Central Atlantic
Synalpheus fossor
(Paulson, 1875)
Indo-West Pacific 0.08
Synalpheus fritzmuelleri
Coutière, 1909
speckled snapping shrimp Eastern Pacific and Western Central Atlantic
Synalpheus gambarelloides
(Nardo, 1847)
Eastern Central Atlantic and the Mediterranean
Synalpheus goodei
Coutière, 1909
Western Central Atlantic
Synalpheus gracilirostris
De Man, 1910
Indo-Pacific 0.04
Synalpheus harpagatrus
Banner & Banner, 1975
Indo-West Pacific
Synalpheus hastilicrassus
Coutière, 1905
Indo-West Pacific
Synalpheus heardi
Dardeau, 1984
Western Central Atlantic
Synalpheus hemphilli
Coutière, 1909
Western Central Atlantic
Synalpheus heroni
Coutière, 1909
Indo-Pacific
Synalpheus herricki
Coutière, 1909
Western Central Atlantic
Synalpheus hoetjesi
Hultgren, Macdonald & Fuffy, 2010
Western Central Atlantic
Synalpheus idios
(Ríos & Duffy, 2007)
Western Central Atlantic
Synalpheus iocasta
De Man, 1909
Western Central Pacific 0.04
Synalpheus irie
MacDonald, Hultgren & Duffy, 2009
Western Central Atlantic
Synalpheus kensleyi
(Ríos & Duffy, 2007)
Western Central Atlantic
Synalpheus kuadramanus
Hultgren, MacDonald & Duffy, 2010
Western Central Atlantic
Synalpheus laticeps
Coutière, 1905
Indo-West Pacific 0.04
Synalpheus lockingtoni
Coutière, 1909
littoral pistol shrimp Eastern Pacific
Synalpheus longicarpus
(Herrick, 1891)
Western Atlantic
Synalpheus lophodactylus
Coutière, 1908
Indo-West Pacific
Synalpheus macclendoni
Coutière, 1910
Western Central Atlantic
Synalpheus mcclendoni
Coutière, 1910
Western Central Atlantic
Synalpheus mexicanus
Coutière, 1909
Eastern Pacific 0.37
Synalpheus minus
(Say, 1818)
minor snapping shrimp Western Ocean
Synalpheus neomeris
(De Man, 1897)
spined-rest snapping shrimp Indo-West Pacific 0.11
Synalpheus neptunus
(Dana, 1852)
Indo-West Pacific 0.09
Synalpheus nilandensis
Coutière, 1905
Indo-Pacific 0.05
Synalpheus obtusifrons
Chace, 1972
Western Central Atlantic
Synalpheus odontophorus
De Man, 1909
Western Pacific
Synalpheus orapilosus
Hultgren, MacDonald & Duffy, 2010
Western Central Atlantic
Synalpheus pandionis
Coutière, 1909
turtlegrass snapping shrimp Western Atlantic
Synalpheus paraneomeris
Coutière, 1905
Indo-Pacific 0.05
Synalpheus paraneptunus
Coutière, 1909
Western Central Atlantic
Synalpheus paulsoni
Nobili, 1906
Western Indian Ocean
Synalpheus pectiniger
Coutière, 1907
loggerhead snapping shrimp Western Atlantic Ocean
Synalpheus peruvianus
Rathbun, 1910
Southeast Pacific 0.4
Synalpheus pescadorensis
Coutière, 1905
Indo-West Pacific 0.06
Synalpheus pinkfloydi
Anker, Hultgren & De Grave, 2017
Pink Floyd pistol shrimp Western Central Pacific
Synalpheus plumesetosus
MacDonald, Hultgren & Duffy, 2009
Western Central Atlantic
Synalpheus pococki
Coutière, 1898
Eastern Indian Ocean
Synalpheus quadriarticulatus
Banner & Banner, 1975
Western Central Pacific
Synalpheus quadrispinosus
De Man, 1910
Western Central Pacific 0.08
Synalpheus quinquedens
Tattersall, 1921
Western Indian Ocean
Synalpheus rathbunae
Coutière, 1909
Western Atlantic
Synalpheus readi
Banner & Banner, 1972
Eastern Indian Ocean
Synalpheus regalis
Duffy, 1996
Western Central Atlantic 0.28
Synalpheus ruetzleri
MacDonald & Duffy, 2006
Western Central Atlantic
Synalpheus sanctithomae
Coutière, 1909
Western Atlantic
Synalpheus scaphoceris
Coutière, 1910
Western Central Atlantic
Synalpheus sciro
Banner & Banner, 1975
Indo-West Pacific 0.06
Synalpheus septemspinosus
De Man, 1910
Indo-West Pacific 0.04
Synalpheus spinifrons
(Milne-Edwards, 1837)
Southeast Pacific
Synalpheus stimpsonii
(De Man, 1888)
crinoid snapping shrimp Indo-West Pacific
Synalpheus streptodactylus
Coutière, 1905
Cymbidium gentle touch orchid Indo-Pacific
Synalpheus stylopleuron
Salazar & Hendrickx, 2006
Eastern Central Pacific
Synalpheus thai
Banner & Banner, 1966
Central Pacific Ocean 0.06
Synalpheus theano
De Man, 1910
Western Central Pacific 0.07
Synalpheus thele
MacDonald, Hultgren & Duffy, 2009
Western Central Atlantic
Synalpheus townsendi
Coutière, 1909
Townsend snapping shrimp Western Atlantic 0.48
Synalpheus triacanthus
De Man, 1910
Indo-West Pacific 0.09
Synalpheus trispinosus
De Man, 1910
Indo-West Pacific
Synalpheus triunguiculatus
(Paul'son, 1875)
Western Indian Ocean
Synalpheus tropidodactylus
Banner & Banner, 1975
Indo-West Pacific 0.07
Synalpheus tumidomanus
(Paulson, 1875)
Indo-Pacific and the Mediterranean 0.09
Synalpheus ul
(Ríos & Duffy, 2007)
Western Central Atlantic
Synalpheus wickstenae
Salazar & Hendrickx, 2006
Eastern Central Pacific
Synalpheus williamsi
Ríos & Duffy, 1999
Western Central Atlantic
Synalpheus yano
(Ríos & Duffy, 2007)
Western Central Atlantic
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