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Hippolyte zostericola

(Zostera Shrimp)

Common Names

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Common Names in English:

Zostera Shrimp


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Family Hippolytidae

Rostrum present; eyes not covered dorsally by the carapace.


Typically found in the intertidal zone at the water's edge at a mean distance from sea level of -864.25 meters (-2,835.47 feet).[1]

Biome: Coastal.


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Name Status: Accepted Name .

First described: Smith S. I. Report of the entomologist. The prionus apple-tree and grape-vine borer (Prionus brevicornis Fabricius) 6th Report of the Connecticut Board of Agriculture (1872-73): 346-348., 1873.

Last scrutiny: 12-Jan-2005

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Hippolyte

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 5 species and subspecies in this genus:

H. californiensis (California Green Shrimp) · H. clarki (Kelp Humpback Shrimp) · H. coerulescens (Cerulean Sargassum Shrimp) · H. pleuracanthus (False Zostera Shrimp) · H. zostericola (Zostera Shrimp)

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Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal March 06, 2008:



  1. Standard Deviation = 1,248.570 based on 112 observations. Terrestrial altitude and ocean depth information for each observation from British Oceanographic Data Centre. [back]
Last Revised: 2/1/2015