Cherry shrimp
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Caridea
Family: Atyidae
Genus: Neocaridina [1]
Kubo, 1938

Neocaridina is a genus of atyid shrimp, containing at least four species:[2]

  • Neocaridina denticulata (Kemp, 1918)
  • Neocaridina heteropoda Liang, 2002, which includes the aquarium selection "Cherry shrimp".
  • Neocaridina palmata
  • Neocaridina zhangjiajiensis

Several varieties have been bred from wild species and are available in the aquarium trade, including the cherry shrimp, blue pearl shrimp and snowball shrimp.