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Global Freshwater Shrimp Species Richness

Global Freshwater Shrimp Species Richness

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This map depicts the global freshwater shrimp (Crustacea: Decapoda: Caridea) species richness based on 713 out of 763 currently known and described freshwater species, which are mainly encountered in the Indo-Malayan region, Philippines, southern China and Taiwan.


The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Museum of Natural History Oxford University Museum of Natural History

see also:

De Grave S, Smith KG, Adeler NA, Allen DJ, Alvarez F, Anker A, et al. (2015) Dead Shrimp Blues: A Global Assessment of Extinction Risk in Freshwater Shrimps (Crustacea: Decapoda: Caridea). PLoS ONE 10(3): e0120198. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0120198 (link).

with support provided by: BioFresh project



Sammy De Grave email & Kevin G. Smith


Sammy De Grave
Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Oxford, United Kingdom

Kevin G. Smith
Global Species Programme, International Union for Conservation of Nature
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Related Metadata

Metadata for this dataset can be viewed in the Freshwater Metadatabase:

Global Caridean Shrimp Fauna: a database of freshwater shrimp species richness throughout the World

Metadata for this dataset is published in the Freshwater Metadata Journal:

Global Caridean Shrimp Fauna. Freshwater Metadata Journal 12: 1-5.


The Global Caridean Shrimp Fauna database can be downloaded from the BioFresh data repository:



Neil Cumberlidge and Will Darwall are acknowledged for securing the funding to carry out the assessments and workshops. Peter Ng and his staff kindly hosted the Asian workshop in Singapore. Numerous colleagues provided additional information on species, especially Christopher Rogers and Shane Ahyong. Louisa Wood assisted with source compilations. Chong Chen, Hsi-Te Shih and Swee Hee Tan provided invaluable assistance with translations and source compilation of Chinese references.
This work was supported through the "Biodiversity of Freshwater Ecosystems: Trends, Pressures and Conservation Priorities (BioFresh)" FP7 project funded by the European Union (Contract No. 226874).

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