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Lysmata uncicornis Redbanded peppermint shrimp


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lexID:
4554 
AphiaID:
107529 
Scientific:
Lysmata uncicornis 
German:
Gestreifte Putzergarnele 
English:
Redbanded Peppermint Shrimp 
Category:
Shrimps 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Lysmatidae (Family) > Lysmata (Genus) > uncicornis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Holthuis & Maurin, 1952 
Occurrence:
Congo, East-Atlantic Ocean, European Coasts, Northern Africa, Portugal, South-Africa, West Africa 
Size:
up to 2.76" (7 cm) 
Temperature:
77 °F - 82.4 °F (25°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Bosmiden, Brine Shrimp Nauplii, Brine Shrimps, Cyclops, Daphnia salina, Detritus, Flakes, Food tablets, Frozen Food (large sort), Living Food, Lobster eggs, Mosquito larvae, Mysis, Pellets, Zooplankton 
Tank:
11 gal (~ 50L) 
Difficulty:
Easy 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-08-21 08:08:37 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Lysmata uncicornis are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Lysmata uncicornis, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Lysmata uncicornis, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.

Husbandry

In nature, it is a shy species, coming out at night to eat. In the aquarium comes out at all times, returning to its hideout if disturbed

From South of Portugal to South Africa shores. Eastern Atlantic coast line, West African shores, It can be found up to 30m deep, generally over rocky
bottoms and dark caves and estuarian waters.

External links

  1. Lusoreef (en)
  2. WORMs (en)

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