BIOTIC Species Information for Callianassa subterranea
Researched byLizzie Tyler Data supplied byUniversity of Sheffield
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
Scientific nameCallianassa subterranea Common nameBurrowing mud shrimp
MCS CodeS1415 Recent SynonymsNone

PhylumCrustacea Subphylum
Superclass ClassEumalacostraca
SubclassEucarida OrderDecapoda
SuborderPleocyemata FamilyCallianassidae
GenusCallianassa Speciessubterranea

Additional InformationThere are two common species of Callianassid prawns in Europe: Callianassa subterranea and Callianassa tyrrhena. Callianassa tyrrhena is larger in size, up to 67mm and is whitish in colour with pink or blue spots, sometimes greenish grey. Ingle (1997) reports Callianassa tyrrena to be a synonym of Callianassa subterranea.
Taxonomy References Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Hayward et al., 1996, Ingle, 1997,
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