Animalia > Arthropoda > Malacostraca > Decapoda > Alvinocarididae


Synonyms: Mirocarididae

Wikipedia Abstract

Alvinocarididae is a family of shrimp, originally described by M. L. Christoffersen in 1986 from samples collected by DSV Alvin, from which they derive their name. Shrimp of the family Alvinocarididae generally inhabit deep sea hydrothermal vent regions, and hydrocarbon cold seep environments. Carotenoid pigment has been found in their bodies. The family Alvinocarididae comprises 7 extant genera.
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Alvinocaridinides (2)
Alvinocaris (17)
Harthofia (4)
Keldyshicaris (1)
Manuscaris (2)
Mirocaris (2)
Nautilocaris (1)
Opaepele (1)
Rimicaris (10)
Shinkaicaris (1)

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External References

Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0