Palaemonidae

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Palaemonidae

[¦pāl·ē′män·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of decapod crustaceans in the group Caridea.
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Embryonic development of four species of palaemonid prawns (Crustacea.
Augusto et al., "Gill (Na+,K+)-ATPase in diadromous, freshwater palaemonid shrimps: species-specific kinetic characteristics and [alpha]-subunit expression," Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A, vol.
In the evolution of the caridean shrimps, the Palaemonidae and, in particular, clades belonging to the palaemonid genus Macrobrachium have been highly successful invaders in brackish and freshwater ecosystems (Jalihal et al.
Abbreviated or direct larval development has allowed most atyid and many palaemonid shrimp species to adapt to exclusive freshwater living (Hubschman and Broad, 1974; Jalihal et al., 1993; Bauer, 2004).
Tarpon, Megalops cyprinoides Pearl spot, Etroplus suratensis Crustaceans Penaeid prawns Palaemonid prawns, Macrobrachium spp.
Choudhury P (1971) Laboratory rearing of larvae of the palaemonid shrimp, Macrobrachium acanthurus (Wiegmann, 1836).
Palaemonid shrimp have been described as opportunistic omnivores, feeding on a wide variety of benthic organisms (crustaceans, polychaetes, and molluscs), organic detritus, and plant material; but their feeding habits may vary appreciably according to changes in life cycle, age, size, and availability and distribution of food resources in the environment (Gue-rao, 1994; Guerao and Ribera.