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lexID: 11632 AphiaID: 514924 Scientific: Alpheus novaezealandiae German: Knallkrebs English: New Zealand Pistol Shrimp, New Zealand Pistol Prawn, New Zealand Snapping-prawn Category: Pistol Shrimps Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Alpheidae (Family) > Alpheus (Genus) > novaezealandiae (Species) Initial determination: Miers, 1876 Occurrence: , Tasmanien Australia, Bass Strait, Indo Pacific, Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, New Zealand, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia Sea depth: 1 - 30 Meter Size: up to 2.76" (7 cm) Temperature: 75.2 °F - 82.4 °F (24°C - 28°C) Food: Amphipods, Copepods, Daphnia salina, Krill, Mysis, Symbiotic community, Zooplankton Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: Not available as offspring Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Not evaluated (NE) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2018-07-23 20:53:52
Last edit: 2019-10-17 01:04:22
This species has been collected under rocks, in the seagrass Posidonia, and in clumps of the tunicate Pyura stolonifera
Color variable: body dark (green, purplish, or blue) with white mottling and spots; brown eggs, large chela fingers tipped with orange.
Snapping shrimps or pistol shrimps are immediately distinguished from other families by having one claw much larger than the other, the larger claw cylindrical and with a parrot-beak-like finger.
Synonym: Alpheus novae-zealandiae Miers, 1876
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