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Updated 1/16/2014

Family Pandalidae

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Heterocarpus ensifer



Waikiki Aquarium
 

ARMED NYLON SHRIMP

Abundant at depths from 800 to 1200 feet where it is trawled or trapped.  Entire doral surface of rostrum toothed, prominent red ring on each side, leg sections alternately red and white, large rearward-facing spine on 3rd abdominal segment.  This species probably feeds in the water column and lives shallower than the larger Heterocarpus laevigatus.  Attains carapace length of 1.5 inch, usually less.  Circumtropical and subtropical.

http://www.crustacea.org.br/artigos/835_25_art03__rego,_cardoso.pdf