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Palaemon is a genus of caridean shrimp of the family Palaemonidae. The conventional circumscription of the genus Palaemon is probably paraphyletic. Molecular data suggest that Palaemonetes, as well as the genera Exopalaemon and Couteriella, are nested within Palaemon. Phylogenetic affinities in these groups correspond better with geographical origin than conventional genus assignments.[2]

Palaemon
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Palaemon pacificus
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Palaemon elegans
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Palaemon

Weber, 1795
Type species
Palaemon adspersus
Rathke, 1837 [1]

MembersEdit

The genus contains the following species:[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b S. De Grave & C. H. J. M. Fransen (2011). "Carideorum Catalogus: the Recent species of the dendrobranchiate, stenopodidean, procarididean and caridean shrimps (Crustacea: Decapoda)". Zoologische Mededelingen. 85 (9): 195–589, figs. 1–59. ISBN 978-90-6519-200-4. Archived from the original on 2012-12-20.
  2. ^ Christopher W. Ashelby; Timothy J. Page; Sammy De Grave; Jane M. Hughes; Magnus L. Johnson (2012). "Regional scale speciation reveals multiple invasions of freshwater in Palaemoninae (Decapoda)". Zoologica Scripta. 41 (3): 293–306. doi:10.1111/j.1463-6409.2012.00535.x.