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Taxonavigation: Bresilioidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Classis: Malacostraca
Subclassis: Eumalacostraca
Superordo: Eucarida
Ordo: Decapoda
Subordo: Pleocyemata
Infraordo: Caridea
Superfamilia: Bresilioidea

Familia: Alvinocarididae
Genera: Alvinocaridinides – Alvinocaris – Chorocaris – Mirocaris – Nautilocaris – Opaepele – Rimicaris – Shinkaicaris


Alvinocarididae Christoffersen, 1986


Type genera[edit]

  • Alvinocarididae Christoffersen: Alvinocaris Williams & Chace, 1982
  • Mirocarididae Vereshchaka: Mirocaris Vereshchaka, 1997


  • Christoffersen, M.L. 1986: Phylogenetic relationships between Oplophoridae, Atyidae, Pasiphaeidae, Alvinocarididae fam. n., Bresiliidae, Psalidopodidae and Disciadidae (Crustacea Caridea Atyoidea). Boletim de zoologia, 10: 273–281.
  • Komai, T.; Chan, T-y. 2010: A new genus and two new species of alvinocaridid shrimps (Crustacea: Decapoda: Caridea) from a hydrothermal vent field off northeastern Taiwan. Pp. 15-32 in De Grave, S.; Fransen, C.H.J.M. (eds.): Contributions to shrimp taxonomy. Zootaxa, 2372: 1–414. Preview PDF
  • Komai, T.; Segonzac, M. 2003: Review of the hydrothermal vent shrimp genus Mirocaris, redescription of M. fortunata and reassessment of the taxonomic status of the family Alvinocarididae (Crustacea: Decapoda: Caridea). Cahiers de biologie marine, 44: 199–215.
  • Komai, T.; Segonzac, M. 2004: A new genus and species of alvinocaridid shrimp (Crustacea: Decapoda: Caridea) from hydrothermal vents on the north Fiji and Lau Basins, south-western Pacific. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 84: 1179–1188.
  • Komai, T.; Segonzac, M. 2005: A revision of the genus Alvinocaris Williams and Chace (Crustacea: Decapoda: Caridea: Alvinocarididae), with descriptions of a new genus and a new species of Alvinocaris. Journal of natural history, 39: 1111–1175.
  • Vereshchaka, A.L. 1997: A new family for a deep-sea caridean shrimp from North Atlantic hydrothermal vents. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 77: 425–438.
  • Webber, W.R. 2004: A new species of Alvinocaris (Crustacea: Decapoda: Alvinocarididae) and new records of alvinocaridids from hydrothermal vents north of New Zealand. Zootaxa, 444: 1–26. Abstract & excerpt
  • Williams, A.B.; Chace, F.A. jr. 1982: A new caridean shrimp of the family Bresiliidae from thermal vents of the Galapagos Rift. Journal of crustacean biology, 2: 136–147.
  • Zelnio, K.A.; Hourdez, S. 2009: A new species of Alvinocaris (Crustacea: Decapoda: Caridea: Alvinocarididae) from hydrothermal vents at the Lau Basin, southwest Pacific, and a key to the species of Alvinocarididae. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 122: 52–71. doi: 10.2988/07-28.1