Ghost shrimp is a name applied to at least two different kinds of crustacean
Crustaceans form a very large group of arthropods, usually treated as a subphylum, which includes such familiar animals as crabs, lobsters, crayfish, shrimp, krill and barnacles. The 50,000 described species range in size from Stygotantulus stocki at , to the Japanese spider crab with a leg span...
- PalaemonetesPalaemonetesThe genus Palaemonetes includes a geographically diverse group of fresh and brackish-water shrimp. It includes the following species:*Palaemonetes africanus Balss, 1916*Palaemonetes antennarius The genus Palaemonetes includes a geographically diverse group of fresh and brackish-water shrimp. It...
, small mostly transparent shrimp commonly sold for use in freshwater aquaria
- ThalassinideaThalassinideaThalassinidea is an infraorder of decapod crustaceans that live in burrows in muddy bottoms of the world's oceans. In Australian English, the littoral thalassinidean Trypaea australiensis is referred to as the yabby , frequently used as bait for estuarine fishing; elsewhere, however, they are...
, crustaceans which live in deep burrows in the intertidal zone.