Key:  Suborder Dendrobranchiata

Phylum Arthropoda
 Subphylum Crustacea
  Class Malacostraca
   Subclass Eumalacostraca
    Superorder Eucarida
     Order Decapoda
       "Natantia" (shrimp--not a formal taxonomic category)

Taken primarily from  Kozloff, 1987, 1996 p. 393 (Copyright 1987, 1996, University of Washington Press.  Used in this web page by permission of University of Washington Press)

An excellent alternate, up-to-date key can be found in Wicksten, 2009 on page 15
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1a  Pereopods 1-3 obviously chelate [and the rostrum is usually obvious] Family Penaeidae
1b Pereopod 1 not chelate, and pereopods 2 and 3 with small, inconspicuous chelae [rostrum usually very small or missing (photo)] Family Sergestidae

Taxonomic Levels Represented in This Key:

Family Penaeidae
Family Sergestidae

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