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Alpheus bouvieri is a common and widespread snapping shrimp with an amphi-Atlantic distribution, occuring in the east, west, and central Atlantic. Anker et al. (2009) restricted A. bouvieri to Atlantic populations, and asssigned eastern Pacific populations formerly identified as A. bouvieri to a new species, A. javieri. A. bouvieri typically lives typically in male-female pairs under rocks or in crevices in rocks and rubble, or in among reefs, in the intertidal to shallow subtidal (Anker et al. 2009). For more information, see


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Source: Alpheidae - Snapping Shrimp

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