Stenopus spinosus

Stenopus spinosus is a shrimp-like decapod crustacean belonging to the infraorder Stenopodidea.



Stenopus spinosus can grow up to 8 centimetres (3.1 in) long, and is chiefly yellow, with white antennae and white tips to the chelae (claws). The uropods and telson have red tips.[3]


Stenopus spinosus is commonly found in shallow waters in the Mediterranean Sea, and at greater depths in adjacent parts of the Atlantic Ocean.[3] It is frequently encountered on night dives in parts of its range.[4] A record of S. spinosus from the Red Sea proved to be a different species, Engystenopus spinulatus.[5]


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