from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A family of caridean crustaceans in which the rostrum is horizontal with the dorsal surface of the carapace, the mandibles are without cutting edge, the first pair of trunk-legs is simple or chelate, and the second is minutely chelate. It includes the genera Nika, Lysmata, and Glyphocrangon, of which the first two contain edible species.


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