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Thaumastocaris streptopus Sponge shrimp

Thaumastocaris streptopusis commonly referred to as Sponge shrimp. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for aquarium keeping. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


Profilbild Urheber Jim Anderson, Schottland

Thaumastocaris streptopus,15mm,13m,Barracuda Bay, Goschen Strait, Milne Bay Province,2018


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lexID:
12024 
AphiaID:
220198 
Scientific:
Thaumastocaris streptopus 
German:
Schwamm Garnele 
English:
Sponge Shrimp 
Category:
Shrimps 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Arthropoda (Phylum) > Malacostraca (Class) > Decapoda (Order) > Palaemonidae (Family) > Thaumastocaris (Genus) > streptopus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Kemp, 1922 
Occurrence:
(the) Maldives, Australia, Indian Ocean, Japan, Kenya, Madagascar, Mayotte, Mozambique, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Queensland (Australia), Red Sea, Tansania, Western Indian Ocean 
Sea depth:
3 - 69 Meter 
Size:
1,5 cm 
Temperature:
73.4 °F - 84.2 °F (23°C - 29°C) 
Food:
No reliable information available, Parasites 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
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:
2020-02-04 19:31:52 

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Thaumastocaris streptopus Kemp, 1922

A common commensal ? shrimp associate of a wide variety of sponges. Thaumastocaris streptopus ist commensal within tube sponges.

The body colour is translucent. Shrimp with dark eyes.

The traditional view of these shrimps as symbionts has recently been challenged for a number of species dwelling in sponges, where diet studies revealed them to be parasites as their stomachs only contained host tissue and spicules

External links

  1. Nudibranch.org (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Poppe Images Photo Gallery (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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