Hydrobiologia

, Volume 486, Issue 1, pp 63–69

First record of the family Thamnocephalidae (Crustacea: Anostraca) from Southeast Asia and description of a new species of Branchinella

  • La-orsri Sanoamuang
  • Nukul Saengphan
  • Gopal Murugan
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1021378113530

Cite this article as:
Sanoamuang, L., Saengphan, N. & Murugan, G. Hydrobiologia (2002) 486: 63. doi:10.1023/A:1021378113530

Abstract

During a two-year investigation of freshwater microcrustaceans in Thailand, an undescribed species of fairy shrimp of the genus Branchinella Sayce, 1903 in the family Thamnocephalidae, was discovered. This is the first record of the genus and the family from Southeast Asia and the second anostracan reported from Thailand. The new species, Branchinella thailandensis n. sp. appears to be morphologically intermediate between B. kugenumaensis (Ishikawa, 1895) from Japan and east China, and B. madurai Raj, 1951 from India and Pakistan. B. thailandensis n. sp. was collected from several temporary ponds in 11 provinces of the northeast and the central Thailand, often co-occurring with Streptocephalus sirindhornae Sanoamuang, Murugan, Weekers & Dumont, 2000.

Branchinella fairy shrimp Anostraca distribution Thailand new species 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • La-orsri Sanoamuang
    • 1
  • Nukul Saengphan
    • 1
  • Gopal Murugan
    • 2
  1. 1.Applied Taxonomic Research Center, Department of Biology, Faculty of ScienceKhon Kaen UniversityKhon KaenThailand
  2. 2.Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas del Noroeste, S.C.Baja California SurMéxico

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