Caridean and Stenopodid Shrimp of the Galápagos Islands

  • Mary K. Wicksten
Part of the Topics in Geobiology book series (TGBI, volume 8)


At least 65 species of caridean and stenopodid shrimp live in the waters of the Galápagos Islands. These animals can be common, and often are a food source for fishes, birds or cephalopods. Many engage in mutualistic or commensal relationships with other animals. These shrimp, however, often go unnoticed because of cryptic coloration, small size (1 cm or less in total length), nocturnal activity patterns, or inaccessible habitats.


Galapagos Island Coral Mucus Caridean Shrimp Unpublished Record Cryptic Coloration 
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  • Mary K. Wicksten
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  1. 1.Department of BiologyTexas A & M UniversityCollege StationUSA

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