Fish Species

Ghost Shrimp

Ghost Shrimp - Description

The Ghost Shrimp is also commonly known as the American Freshwater Glass Shrimp, Eastern Grass shrimp or Glass Shrimp.

The shrimp is mostly transparent but it can alter the pigment in its skin to camouflage itself to its environment.

Popular Name: Ghost Shrimp
Species: Palaemonetes paludosus

Profile of the Ghost Shrimp

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Ghost Shrimp species.

  • Size: Up to 2.5cm

  • Temperament: Peaceful, good addition to a community tank

  • Habitat: Fresh water lakes

  • Range: Southern USA

Scientific Classification of the Ghost Shrimp

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Palaemonetes paludosus

  • Popular Name: Ghost Shrimp - American Freshwater Glass Shrimp - Glass Shrimp

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Arthropoda

  • Class: Malacostraca

  • Order: Decapoda

  • Family: Palaemonidae


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Facts about Fish Species - Ghost Shrimp

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.


A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.

The species detailed on this website are Tropical, Saltwater, Aquarium , Marine , Pet , Pond, Clown, Koi,
Beta (Betta), Gold Fish (Goldfish), Star, Angel, Puffer, Discus, Piranha, Rainbow, Parrot, Crustaceans, Sea Anemones and Coral.

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