Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps


Compiler and date details

May 2012 - Peter Davie, Queensland Museum, Brisbane


This family comprises a single genus of distinctively sculptured shrimps. They are typically deep water pelagic shrimps, found in depths from 258–6364 metres. Glyphocrangon A. Milne Edwards, 1881 was poorly known in Australia until Kensley et al. (1987) described three new species. Further species have been added for Australia by Komai (2004).



Integument unusually firm, rigid; rostrum immovably attached to remainder of carapace, dorsally and ventrally flattened or concave, armed laterally with 2–7 pairs of teeth; carapace strongly sculptured with ridges, grooves, spines and tubercles; antennular flagella simple, without accessory branch; mandible without incisor process or palp; second maxilliped with terminal segment applied as broad strip to penultimate segment; third maxilliped with exopod; pereiopods without exopods, first pair imperfectly subchelate, second pair with multi-articulate carpus. (After Chace 1984).


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
22-Jul-2013 22-Jul-2013 MODIFIED
10-May-2012 10-May-2012 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)