Current knowledge of the South East Asian large branchiopod Crustacea (Anostraca, Notostraca, Laevicaudata, Spinicaudata, Cyclestherida)

  • D. Christopher Rogers | Branchiopod@gmail.com Kansas Biological Survey and Biodiversity Institute Kansas University, United States.
  • Wipavee Thaimuangphol Faculty of Technology, Mahasarakham University, Maha Sarakham 44150, Thailand, Thailand.
  • Nukul Saengphan Suphanburi College of Agriculture and Technology, Thailand.
  • La-orsri Sanoamuang Khon Kaen University, Thailand.

Abstract

The large branchiopod crustaceans (fairy shrimp, tadpole shrimp and clam shrimp) of South East (SE) Asia have only recently been examined with scientific vigor. Although more than 70 species have been reported for Asia and Indonesia, only six native taxa and one introduced species are known from SE Asia. The majority of records are from Thailand, with fewer than three records each from Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Singapore. Eleven genera reported from adjacent regions may potentially occur in SE Asia. Spinicaudatan clam shrimp have been collected from Thailand and Cambodia, but have not been identified beyond genus. Four of the five native fairy shrimp species are endemic to SE Asia. The limited distributions of these few taxa suggest that this region has a distinct branchiopod fauna. In addition, we present new species and records of clam shrimp from Thailand. Future survey efforts will undoubtedly reveal additional taxa.

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Author Biographies

D. Christopher Rogers, Kansas Biological Survey and Biodiversity Institute Kansas University
Crustacean Taxonomist and Ecologist
Nukul Saengphan, Suphanburi College of Agriculture and Technology
Faculty of Fisheries
La-orsri Sanoamuang, Khon Kaen University
Applied Taxonomic Research Center, Faculty of Science
Published
2013-08-26
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Freshwater Invertebrates Congress
Keywords:
review, Lynceus, Cyzicus pilosus n. sp., Eulimnadia sp., surveys
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Rogers DC, Thaimuangphol W, Saengphan N, Sanoamuang L- orsri. Current knowledge of the South East Asian large branchiopod Crustacea (Anostraca, Notostraca, Laevicaudata, Spinicaudata, Cyclestherida). J Limnol [Internet]. 2013Aug.26 [cited 2021Apr.23];72(s2):e5. Available from: https://www.jlimnol.it/index.php/jlimnol/article/view/jlimnol.2013.s2.e5