Racilius compressus Paulson, 1875



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Rediscovered in 1957 or earlier (Barnard, 1957)





Biology & Ecology




USNM 222981






Original scientific description:

Paulson, O. (1875). Studies on Crustacea of the Red Sea with notes regarding other seas. Part 1 Podophthalmata and Edriophthalmata (Cumacea). [Izsliedovaniia rakoobraznykh Krasnago Moria, s zamietkami otnositelno rakoobraznych drugikh morei. Chast I.: Podophthalmata i Edriophthalmata (Cumacea.)]. Kiev,Tipografiia S.V. Kulzhenko,1875. i-xiv, 1-144, pls. 1-22 [in Russian].


Other references:

Balss, H. (1927). Zoological results of the Cambridge Expedition to the Suez Canal, 1924. XIV. Bericht über die Crustacea Decapoda (Natantia und Anomura). Transactions of the Zoological Society of London 22(2): 221-227.

Banner, Albert H. and Banner, Dora M. (1966). The alpheid shrimp of Thailand. Siam Soc. Mono. no. 3. v + 168 pp., 62 figs.

Banner, Dora M. and Banner, Albert H. (1973). The alpheid shrimp of Australia, part I: the lower genera. Records of the Australian Museum 28: 291-382.

Barnard, K. H. (1957). Rediscovery of the genus Racilius Paulson. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (12) 10(118): 752.

Bruce, A. J. (1972). On the Association of the Shrimp Racilius compressus Paulson (Decapoda, Alpheidae) With the Coral Galaxea clavus (Dana). Crustaceana 22(1): 92-93.

Bruce, A. J. (1974). Abbreviated larval development in the alpheid shrimp Racilius compressus Paulson. Journal of the East Africa Natural History Society and National Museum 147: 1-8.

Chace, Fenner A., Jr. and Kensley, Brian. (1992). The Cardiac Notch in Decapods. Journal of Crustacean Biology 12(3): 442-447.

Coutière, H. (1899). Les Alpheidae. Morphologie externe et interne, formes larvaires, bionomie. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, 8e série, Zoologie 9: 1-560.

De Grave, S. and Fransen, C. H. J. M. (2011). Carideorum catalogus: the recent species of the dendrobranchiate, stenopodidean, procarididean and caridean shrimps (Crustacea: Decapoda). Zoologische Mededelingen, Leiden. 85(9): 195-589.

WoRMS (2022). Racilius compressus Paulson, 1875. Accessed at: on 2022-08-13


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