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The family Pandalidae is a taxon of caridean shrimp. These species are commonly called pandalid shrimp. They are edible and have high economic value. They are characterised by the subdivided carpus of the second pereiopod and, mainly, by the lack of the chelae on the first pereiopod. This is a cold-water family, and their representation in tropical areas is made by deep-sea shrimp. The genus Physetocaris, sometimes placed in this family, is now considered to be in its own family, Physetocarididae.
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A family of CRUSTACEA, order DECAPODA, comprising the pandalid shrimp. They are protandic hermaphrodites and can breed in both male and female stages. Many species are commercially harvested in the Pacific Northwest.
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