Thor (genus)

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Thor amboinensis
Scientific classification

Kingsley, 1878

Thor is a genus of shrimp, containing the following species: [1] [2]

A genus is a taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms, as well as viruses, in biology. In the hierarchy of biological classification, genus comes above species and below family. In binomial nomenclature, the genus name forms the first part of the binomial species name for each species within the genus.

Caridea Infraorder of shrimp

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<i>Thor amboinensis</i> species of crustacean

Thor amboinensis, commonly known as the squat shrimp or sexy shrimp, is a species of shrimp found across the Indo-West Pacific and in parts of the Atlantic Ocean. It lives symbiotically on corals, sea anemones and other marine invertebrates in shallow reef communities.

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  1. S. De Grave & C. H. J. M. Fransen (2011). "Carideorum Catalogus: the Recent species of the dendrobranchiate, stenopodidean, procarididean and caridean shrimps (Crustacea: Decapoda)". Zoologische Mededelingen . 85 (9): 195–589, figs. 1–59. ISBN   978-90-6519-200-4. Archived from the original on 2012-12-20.
  2. Charles Fransen, Sammy De Grave & Michael Türkay (2012). "Thor Kingsley, 1878a". WoRMS. World Register of Marine Species . Retrieved February 5, 2012.