Thaumastocaris streptopusis commonly referred to as Sponge shrimp. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for aquarium keeping. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
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:
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Created: 2019-03-13 20:09:01
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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
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