Caprella linearis

Caprella linearis (linear skeleton shrimp) is a species of skeleton shrimp in the genus Caprella.[1] It is native to the North Atlantic, North Pacific, and the Arctic Ocean. It closely resembles Caprella septentrionalis with which it shares the same geographical distribution.[2][3]

Caprella linearis
Svalbard Museum caprella linearis IMG 6929.JPG
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Superorder: Peracarida
Order: Amphipoda
Family: Caprellidae
Genus: Caprella
C. linearis
Binomial name
Caprella linearis
  • Cancer linearis (Linnaeus, 1767)
  • Caprella laevis Goodsir, 1842
  • Caprella lobata Bate, 1856
  • Gammarus quadrilobatus (Abildgaard, 1789)
  • Oniscus scolopendroides (Pallas, 1772)
  • Squilla lobata Müller, 1776
  • Squilla quadrilobata Abildgaard, 1788

Caprella linearis is the type species of the genus Caprella. It was first described by Carl Linnaeus in 1767 as "Cancer linearis".[4]

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  1. ^ a b J. Lowry, M. Costello, D. Bellan-Santini (2011). Lowry J (ed.). "Caprella linearis (Linnaeus, 1767)". World Amphipoda database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved February 12, 2012.
  2. ^ a b José Manuel Guerra-García (2002). "Re-descriptions of Caprella linearis (Linnaeus, 1767) and C. septentrionalis Kröyer, 1838 (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Caprellidea) from Scotland, with an ontogenetic comparison between the species and a study of the clinging behaviour". Sarsia. University of Bergen & the Institute of Marine Research, Norway. 87 (3): 216–235. doi:10.1080/00364820260294851.
  3. ^ Mario de Kluijver; Sarita Ingalsuo. "Caprella linearis". Macrobenthos of the North Sea - Crustacea. Marine Species Identification Portal. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |url= (help)
  4. ^ Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1801). Système des animaux sans vertèbres. p. 165.

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