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  Family Palaemonidae

Genus Palaemonetes (+ Alaocaris)

    Species P. kadiakensis -- Wisconsin!
    Species P. paludosus -- midwestern North America.
    Species P. antrorum -- North America.
    Species P. cummingi -- North America.
    Species P. pugio -- North America.
    Species P. texanus -- North America.
    Species P. hiltoni
    Species P. intermedius
    Species P. octaviae
    Species P. sinensis
    Species P. tonkinensis
    Species P. varians
    Species P. vulgaris

Taxon Information

The Genus Palaemonetes 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

  • Palaemonetes, 6 epigean or hypogean species; 2 widely distributed [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Palaemonetes, [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).
  • Palaemonetes (Palaemonetes), (Chace et al., 1959).
  • Palaemonetes (Alaocaris), (Chace et al., 1959).


  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Decapoda (Crayfishes, shrimps). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 585-608.
  • Underhill, J.C., W.D. Schmid & D.E. Gilbertson. 1982. Taxonomic Keys to the Common Animals of the North Central States, exclusive of the parasitic worms, terrestrial insects, and birds, 4th edition. 205 pp.
  • Strenth, N.E. 1976. A review of the systematics and zoogeography of the freshwater species of Palaemonetes Heller of North America (Crustacea: Decapoda). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology (228): 1-27. [Available online]
  • 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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