, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 171–178 | Cite as

Freshwater Cladocera (Crustacea, Branchiopoda) in Lake Tonle Sap and its adjacent waters in Cambodia

  • Susumu Tanaka
  • Akifumi OhtakaEmail author


Sixty species of freshwater Cladocera (Crustacea, Branchiopoda) are recorded from Lake Tonle Sap and its adjacent waters, Cambodia. Four species, Ceriodaphnia laticaudata, Bunops cf. tuberculatus, Leydigia australis, and Chydorus cf. dentifer are newly recorded from Southeast Asia, and occurrence of Macrothrix pholpunthini is secondary confirmed in the world. The present cladoceran fauna is characterized by having rich epiphytic and benthic forms. It can be associated with the shallow and vegetation-rich habitats of the study sites.


Lake Tonle Sap Cambodia Cladoceran fauna 



This study is funded by the Infrastructure Development Institute for 2000 survey, and by the Grant-in-Aid for International Scientific Research from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (15405004) for 2003−2004 surveys. We are most grateful to the leader of the scientific research, Dr. Shinji Tsukawaki of Kanazawa University, Japan, for his excellent management and encouragement throughout this study. Our thanks are also due to the Authority of the Protection and Management of Angkor and the Region of Siem Reap (APSARA), Cambodia, for supporting the project.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kureha-machiJapan
  2. 2.Department of Natural Science, Faculty of EducationHirosaki UniversityHirosakiJapan

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