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  Superfamily Palaemonoidea

Family Palaemonidae

    Genus Palaemonetes -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Macrobrachium -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Calathaemon -- North America.
    Genus Exopalaemon -- North America.
    Genus Palaemon
    Genus Allopontonia
    Genus Altopontonia
    Genus Amphipontonia
    Genus Anapontonia
    Genus Anchiopontonia
    Genus Anchistus
    Genus Ancylomenes
    Genus Anisomenaeus
    Genus Apopontonia
    Genus Arachnochium
    Genus Balssia
    Genus Brachycarpus
    Genus Brucecaris
    Genus Carinopontonia
    Genus Cavicheles
    Genus Chacella
    Genus Chernocaris
    Genus Conchodytes
    Genus Coralliocaris
    Genus Coutierea
    Genus Coutierella
    Genus Creaseria
    Genus Crinotonia
    Genus Cryphiops
    Genus Ctenopontonia
    Genus Dasella
    Genus Dasycaris
    Genus Diapontonia
    Genus Epipontonia
    Genus Eupontonia
    Genus Exopontonia
    Genus Fennera
    Genus Hamiger
    Genus Hamodactyloides
    Genus Hamodactylus
    Genus Hamopontonia
    Genus Harpiliopsis
    Genus Ischnopontonia
    Genus Isopontonia
    Genus Jocaste
    Genus Lacertopontonia
    Genus Leander
    Genus Leandrites
    Genus Leptocarpus
    Genus Lipkebe
    Genus Manipontonia
    Genus Mesopontonia
    Genus Metapontonia
    Genus Miopontonia
    Genus Nematopalaemon
    Genus Neoanchistus
    Genus Neopalaemon
    Genus Neopontonides
    Genus Notopontonia
    Genus Onycocaridella
    Genus Onycocaridites
    Genus Onycocaris
    Genus Orthopontonia
    Genus Palaemonella
    Genus Paraclimenaeus
    Genus Paranchistus
    Genus Parapontonia
    Genus Paratypton
    Genus Periclimenaeus
    Genus Periclimenes
    Genus Periclimenoides
    Genus Philarius
    Genus Phycomenes
    Genus Pinnotherotonia
    Genus Platycaris
    Genus Platypontonia
    Genus Plesiomenaeus
    Genus Plesiopontonia
    Genus Pliopontonia
    Genus Pontonia
    Genus Pontonides
    Genus Pontoniopsides
    Genus Pontoniopsis
    Genus Poripontonia
    Genus Propontonia
    Genus Pseudocoutierea
    Genus Pseudopalaemon
    Genus Pseudopontonia
    Genus Pseudopontonides
    Genus Pseudoveleronia
    Genus Rapipontonia
    Genus Rhopalaemon
    Genus Sandyella
    Genus Stegopontonia
    Genus Tectopontonia
    Genus Tenuipedium
    Genus Thaumastocaris
    Genus Troglindicus
    Genus Troglocubanus
    Genus Troglomexicanus
    Genus Tuleariocaris
    Genus Typton
    Genus Typtonoides
    Genus Unguicaris
    Genus Urocaridella
    Genus Urocaris
    Genus Veleronia
    Genus Veleroniopsis
    Genus Vir
    Genus Waldola
    Genus Zenopontonia

Taxon Information

The Family Palaemonidae has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from Wisconsin.

(These statements were generated automatically from the WInvertebrates database.)

Literature Records

  • Palaemonidae, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Oriental, Australasian, Pacific; 276 species in 13 genera worldwide, 12 Nearctic species in 2 genera] (De Grave et al., 2008).
  • Palaemonidae, [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Palaemonidae, (Chace et al., 1959).


  • De Grave, S., Y. Cai & A. Anker. 2008. Global diversity of shrimps (Crustacea: Decapoda: Caridea) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595: 287-293. [Available online]
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Decapoda (Crayfishes, shrimps). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 585-608.
  • Chace, F.A., jr., J.G. Mackin, L. Hubricht, A.H. Banner & H.H. Hobbs, jr. 1959. Malacostraca. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 869-901.

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