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Gelastocaris paronae Cryptic Sponge Shrimp, Paron shrimp


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lexID:
5515 
Scientific:
Gelastocaris paronae 
German:
Kryptische Schwamm-Garnele 
English:
Cryptic Sponge Shrimp, Paron shrimp  
Category:
Shrimps 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Hippolytidae (Family) > Gelastocaris (Genus) > paronae (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Nobili, ), 1905 
Occurrence:
Tasmanien, East Africa, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Mozambique, New Caledonia, Philippines, Sulawesi, Western Indian Ocean, Western Pacific Ocean 
Sea depth:
10 - 44 Meter 
Size:
up to 0.98" (2.5 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Algae, Food specialist, Plankton 
Tank:
11 gal (~ 50L) 
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:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-09-02 13:03:58 

Husbandry

(Nobili, 1905)

Family Hippolytidae

Perfect camouflage, commensalism on sponges, especially on Axinella-sponges.

Colours: red, yellow, orange, blue, white, cream, beige.

Synonym:
Latreutes paronae Nobili, 1905

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