Welcome to Atyaephyra species

Learn about atyid fresh water shrimps, transparent little creatures that go unnoticed by most of us, but exist in all the main rivers and lakes of the wider Mediterranean area. Read a short introduction about the family Atyidae (Decapoda, Caridea) or visit the species pages where information and photos are given. Find an overview of the genus Atyaephyra, our main interest, while stay tuned with us for constant updates.


This site is being developed to provide up-to-date information on the freshwater shrimp genus Atyaephyra. Specifically it aims: to give information on old and new species based on morphological and molecular data, to provide knowledge on the current geographic distribution of the Atyaephyra species and to describe the phylogenetic relationships of new and previously described species based on mitochondrial and nuclear genes. New information is added periodically and existing information is updated continuously.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith