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Cumacea (Hooded Shrimp) is an order of typical crustaceans. There are 1728 species of Hooded Shrimp, in 160 genera and 8 families. This order has been around since the callovian age. It includes groups like Diastylidae, Gynodiastylidae, and Ceratocumatidae. They rely on drag powered swimming to move around.

  • URI: https://eol.org/schema/terms/drag_based_swimming
  • Definition: Drag swimmers use a cyclic motion where they push water back in a power stroke, and return their limb forward in the return or recovery stroke. When they push water directly backwards, this moves their body forward, but as they return their limbs to the starting position, they push water forward, which will thus pull them back to some degree, and so opposes the direction that the body is heading. This opposing force is called drag. The return-stroke drag causes drag swimmers to employ different strategies than lift swimmers. Reducing drag on the return stroke is essential for optimizing efficiency.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of hooded shrimp. View this species on GBIF
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Hooded Shrimp Habitats

The environments in which many hooded shrimp species are known to live. Select an environment to see its hooded shrimp species checklist.

hooded shrimp Habitats

The environments in which many hooded shrimp species are known to live. Select an environment to see its hooded shrimp species checklist.