A Global Overview of the Conservation of Freshwater Decapod Crustaceans

  • Tadashi Kawai
  • Neil Cumberlidge

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Sérgio Luiz de Siqueira Bueno, Roberto Munehisa Shimizu, Juliana Cristina Bertacini Moraes
    Pages 23-64
  3. Michael Türkay, Tadashi Kawai, Moritz Sonnewald, Neil Cumberlidge
    Pages 115-126
  4. Fernando Alvarez, José Luis Villalobos
    Pages 237-266
  5. Ingo S. Wehrtmann, Alonso Ramírez, Omar Pérez-Reyes
    Pages 267-301
  6. Célio Magalhães, Martha R. Campos, Pablo A. Collins, Fernando L. Mantelatto
    Pages 303-322
  7. Darren C J Yeo, Sonja Luz, Yixiong Cai, Neil Cumberlidge, Philip J K McGowan, Daniel J J Ng et al.
    Pages 359-372
  8. Yixiong Cai, Tianjiao Li, Weihao Lim, Caroline Tok, Chia Mun Woo
    Pages 373-418
  9. Neil Cumberlidge, Tadashi Kawai
    Pages 419-427
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 429-430

About this book


This book introduces updated information on conservation issues, providing an overview of what is needed to advance the global conservation of freshwater decapods such as freshwater crabs, crayfish, and shrimps. 

Biodiversity loss in general is highest in organisms that depend on intact freshwater habitats, because freshwater ecosystems worldwide are suffering intense threats from multiple sources. Our understanding of the number and location of threatened species of decapods, and of the nature of their extinction threats has improved greatly in recent years, and has enabled the development of species conservation strategies. 

This volume focuses on saving threatened species from extinction, and emphasizes the importance of the successful implementation of conservation action plans through cooperation between scientists, conservationists, educators, funding agencies, policy makers, and conservation agencies.


Aegla Conservation action Evolution Freshwater decapod Global diversity Shrimps Crustacea Biotechnology Biocontrol

Editors and affiliations

  • Tadashi Kawai
    • 1
  • Neil Cumberlidge
    • 2
  1. 1.Wakkanai Fisheries Research InstituteWakkanaiJapan
  2. 2.Department of BiologyNorthern Michigan UniversityMarquetteUSA

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