Brown rock shrimp Sicyonia brevirostris, copyright D. Flescher.

Belongs within: Decapoda.

Sicyonia is a genus of dendrobrachiate prawns with the carapace bearing a postrostral carina extending and prominent to or nearly to its posterior margin, with at least one tooth on the posterior half of the carina (Huff & Cobb 1979).

<==Sicyonia Milne Edwards 1830 [Sicyoniidae]HC79
    |--S. bispinosa De Haan 1844HS15
    |--S. brevirostris Stimpson 1871 [=Eusicyonia brevirostris]HC79
    |--S. burkenroadi Cob 1971HC79
    |--S. carinata (Brünnich 1768)KK03 [=Cancer carinatusHC79]
    |--S. cristata (de Haan 1844)DAS03
    |--S. dorsalis Kingsley 1878HC79
    |--S. inflexa (Kubo 1949)MG-H11
    |--S. japonica Balss 1914MG-H11
    |--S. laevigata Stimpson 1871HC79
    |--S. parri Burkenroad 1934HC79
    |--S. stimpsoni Bouvier 1905 [=Eusicyonia stimpsoni]HC79
    |--S. typica (Boeck 1864) (see below for synonymy)HC79
    `--S. vitulans (Kubo 1949)MG-H11

Sicyonia typica (Boeck 1864) [=Synhimantites typicus; incl. Palaemon carinatus Olivier 1811, Sicyonia carinata non Cancer carinatus Brünnich 1768, Si. edwardsi Miers 1881, Eusicyonia edwardsi]HC79

*Type species of generic name indicated


[DAS03] Dixon, C. J., S. T. Ahyong & F. R. Schram. 2003. A new hypothesis of decapod phylogeny. Crustaceana 76: 935–975.

[HS15] Hosie, A. M., A. Sampey, P. J. F. Davie & D. S. Jones. 2015. Kimberley marine biota. Historical data: crustaceans. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 84: 247–285.

[HC79] Huff, J. A., & S. P. Cobb. 1979. Penaeoid and sergestoid shrimps (Crustacea: Decapoda). Memoirs of the Hourglass Cruises 5 (4): 1–101.

[KK03] Kocataş, A., & T. Katağan. 2003. The decapod crustacean fauna of the Turkish seas. Zoology in the Middle East 29: 63–74.

[MG-H11] McEnnulty, F. R., K. L. Gowlett-Holmes, A. Williams, F. Althaus, J. Fromont, G. C. B. Poore, T. D. O’Hara, L. Marsh, P. Kott, S. Slack-Smith, P. Alderslade & M. V. Kitahara. 2011. The deepwater megabenthic invertebrates on the western continental margin of Australia (100–1100 m depths): composition, distribution and novelty. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 80: 1–191.

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