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Palaemonetes pugio

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Malacostraca
Family  Palaemonidae
Genus  Palaemonetes
Order  Decapoda
Subphylum  Crustacea
Infraorder  Caridea
Phylum  Arthropoda
Rank  Species
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Similar  Palaemonetes, Decapoda, Palaemonetes vulgaris, Bopyridae, Palaemonidae

Palaemonetes pugio


Palaemonetes pugio (daggerblade grass shrimp) is small, transparent shrimp with yellow coloring and brownish spots. It can be found throughout the western Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. Palaemonetes pugio has a smooth carapace and abdomen, as well as three pairs of legs. The second pair is the strongest, while the third pair lacks chelae (claws). It reaches a length of around 5 cm (2.0 in), and has a life span of around one year. Like most grass shrimp, it is a forager and feeds on a variety of items, including microalgae. They themselves are consumed by killifish and other small foraging fish.

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