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Title: Phylogenetics reveals the crustacean order Amphionidacea to be larval shrimps (Decapoda: Caridea)
Authors: De Grave, Sammy
Chan, Tin Yam
Chu, Ka Hou
Yang, Chien Hui
Landeira Sánchez, José María 
UNESCO Clasification: 240114 Taxonomía animal
240119 Zoología marina
Issue Date: 2015
Journal: Scientific Reports 
Abstract: We present evidence that the single representative of the crustacean order Amphionidacea is a decapod shrimp and not a distinct order. After reviewing available morphological evidence, it is concluded that Amphionides is a larval form, but with an as yet unknown parentage. Although the most likely adult form is in the family Pandalidae, the limited molecular data available cannot fully resolve its affinity. We therefore propose to treat Amphionides reynaudii as incertae sedis within Caridea, rather than a separate family. In view of the large scale, tropical and subtropical distribution of the taxon, the possibility is discussed that Amphionides is more likely to be a composite taxon at generic level, rather than larvae of a single shrimp species.
ISSN: 2045-2322
DOI: 10.1038/srep17464
Source: Scientifics reports [ISSN 2045-2322], 5, 17464
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