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Updated 1/16/2014

Family Pandalidae

HAWAII

Heterocarpus laevigatus

SMOOTH NYLON SHRIMP

Locally common at depths from 1200 to 3000 feet where it is trawled or trapped.  Pale vertical mark on central carapace, upper forward portion of rostrum smooth, legs mostly red except 5th pair, abdominal segments lacking spines.  This species feeds close to the seafloor and occurs deeper than the smaller Heterocarpus ensifer upon which it may feed.  Attains carapace length of at least 2 inches.  Circumtropical.

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