Alpheus bidens

Alpheus bidens (Olivier, 1811)

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Overview

Overview

Alpheus bidens is an Indo-West Pacific snapping shrimp that belongs to the Diadema species group within the genus Alpheus. It can be collected from coral heads. For more details, see ABRS (2009): http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/abrs/online-resources/fauna/a..., http://decapoda.free.fr/fiche.php?sp=33.

Author(s): Hultgren, Kristin
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Ecology and Behavior

Habitat and Host Associations

Can be collected from the heads of coral, depth intertidal to 83 m (Banner and Banner 1982).

Author(s): Hultgren, Kristin
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Distribution

Indo-West Pacific: Madagascar, Hong Kong, Australia, Indonesia, Ryukyus, Philippines, Tasmania, Caroline and Marshall Islands (Banner and Banner 1982, Chace 1988).

Author(s): Hultgren, Kristin
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Identification and Taxonomy

Systematics and Identification

Alpheus bidens belongs to the Diadema species group within the genus Alpheus (Banner and Banner 1982). Type locality: Australia (Australian Faunal Directory), types stored at the Muséum national d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France (MNHN). For additional descriptions, see Banner and Banner (1982), Chace (1988).

Author(s): Hultgren, Kristin
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Morphology

Maximum body size is 23 mm (carapace length) (Chace 1988). Color: abdomen with brown and pale pink stripes, chelae pale pink with brown fingers (Banner and Banner 1982).

Author(s): Hultgren, Kristin
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Synonomies

Palaemon bidens (Olivier 1811); Alpheus tridentatus (Zehntner 1894); Alpheus praedator (de Man 1908); Alpheus dissodontonotus (Stebbing, 1915).

Author(s): Hultgren, Kristin
Rights holder(s): Hultgren, Kristin

References

ABRS (2009).  Australian Faunal Directory.
Banner, D. M., & Banner A. H. (1982).  The alpheid shrimp of Australia: Part 3: the remaining alpheids, principally the genus Alpheus, and the family Ogyrididae. Records of the Australian Museum. 34, 1-357.
Chace, F. A. (1988).  The caridean shrimps (Crustacea: Decapoda) of the Albatross Philippine Expedition, 1907-1910, Part 5: Family Alpheidae. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. 466, 1-112.
Olivier, A. G. (1811).  Palémon. Encyclopédie Méthodique. Histoire Naturelle. Insectes. 8, 652-667. Paris: H. Agasse.