Definition of Genus Palaemon
1. Noun. Type genus of the family Palaemonidae; widely distributed genus.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Family Palaemonidae, Palaemonidae
Member holonyms: Prawn, Long-clawed Prawn, Palaemon Australis, River Prawn
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Palaemon
Literary usage of Genus Palaemon
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1. Fresh-water Biology by Henry Baldwin Ward, George Chandler Whipple (1918)
"The genus Palaemon of the Decapods is known only from our largest rivers (Mississippi and Ohio). In the genus Cambarus, very complex conditions are observed ..."
2. Journal of the Royal Geological Society of Ireland by Royal Geological Society of Ireland (1843)
"The first genus, characterized by its very long beak approached to the modern genus palaemon, from which it differed in possessing didac- tyle claws to the ..."
3. Animal Life as Affected by the Natural Conditions of Existence by Carl Semper (1881)
"The typical genus Palaemon is a true fresh-water form ; almost all the species live in pure fresh water, and many occur high up in mountain streams as far ..."