Vol. 57, 2018
Freshwater Shrimps from Karst Caves of Southern China, with Descriptions of Seven New Species and the Identity of Typhlocaridina linyunensis Li and Luo, 2001 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Caridea)
Yixiong Cai1,* and Peter Kee Lin Ng2
1National Biodiversity Centre, National Parks Board, 1 Cluny Road, Singapore 259569. Republic of Singapore
(Received 30 December 2017; Accepted 30 April 2018; Communicated by Benny K.K. Chan)
Yixiong Cai and Peter Kee Lin Ng (2018) Seven new atyid shrimp species of the genus Caridina H. Milne Edwards, 1837 are described from southern China: C. longshan, C. alu, C. spinicrus, C. beiliu, C. jiangkou, C. guilin and C. laticarpalis.
Descriptions and figures for all taxa are provided, and taxa are
compared with their closest congeners. An updated list of all cave
atyid and palaemonid shrimp species found in China is provided. Caridina semiblepsia Guo, Choy and Gui, 1996 is here regarded as a junior subjective synonym of C. ablepsia Guo, Jiang and Zhang, 1992. One poorly known species, Typhlocaridina linyunensis
Li and Luo, 2001, described from a cave in Guangxi is here shown to be
a palaemonid instead of an atyid, and is actually the senior synonym of
Macrobrachium lingyunense Li, Cai and Clarke, 2006.
Key words: Shrimp, Karst cave, Atyidae, Palaemonidae, Caridina, Macrobrachium, China.
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