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  • Zhong-li Sha
  • Yan-rong Wang
  • Dong-ling Cui
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Abstract

Alpheidae Rafinesque, 1815 is one of the largest families within Caridea, and plays an important role in their habitats, especially in coral reef ecosystems. Alpheids mainly distribute in shallow waters, and are often founded in coral reefs. However, few alpheids are living in fresh waters, hypohaline environment or deep seas. Few alpheids are edible, and are always substantially distributing in their habitats, making the alpheids are valuable in economic and ecological. As one of largest group of Caridea, the morphologically taxonomic research on Alpheidae is always important and needed. Based on abundant materials of Alpheidae, deposited in the Marine Biological Museum, Chinese Academy of Sciences, a review of this family is present herein.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhong-li Sha
    • 1
  • Yan-rong Wang
    • 1
  • Dong-ling Cui
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of OceanologyChinese Academy of SciencesQingdaoChina

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