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Cryphiops caementarius

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Cryphiops caementarius

Cryphiops caementarius
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Family: Palaemonidae
Genus: Cryphiops
Species: C. caementarius
Binomial name
Cryphiops caementarius
(Molina, 1762)
Synonyms [1]

Cancer caementarius Molina, 1762

Cryphiops caementarius is a South American freshwater shrimp.


  • Distribution 1
  • Description 2
  • Capture 3
  • References 4


It is found in the rivers of Chile and Peru, where it is known as camarón de rio or camarón de rio del norte de Chile; The males are called changallo.[2] The females return to the sea to spawn, and the larvae migrate up-river.[2]


Adults reach a total length of 185 millimetres (7.3 in).[2]


It is caught for food from the wild, and there is experimental aquaculture of this species.[3]


  1. ^ (Molina, 1762)"Cryphiops caementarius".  
  2. ^ a b c  
  3. ^ Herminio R. Rabanal & V. Soesanto (1985). and Related Prawn Species Macrobrachium The World Fishery and Culture of.  
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