Advances in Freshwater Decapod Systematics and Biology


Decapods are the largest, most prominent, and, unfortunately, most threatened freshwater crustaceans. Advances in Freshwater Decapod Systematics and Biology presents a selection of papers by geographical and domain experts, in taxonomy, phylogenetics, biogeography, life history, and conservation. The major groups of freshwater decapods—crabs, crayfish, prawns, and anomurans—are all represented. This volume includes a chapter commemorating Richard Bott’s influence on freshwater crab/decapod biology; descriptions of seven new species (Atyidae, Aeglidae, Pseudothelphusidae, Potamidae, and Sesarmidae); chapters on larval-based phylogenetics and molecular clock calibration; and reviews of longevity and mortality, and of the global conservation status of freshwater decapods. This volume both reflects the current state of research and serves as a primer for future work and more integrative decapod research.
Contributors include: Shane T. Ahyong, Klaus Anger, Georgina Bond-Buckup, Ludwig Buckup, Yixiong Cai, Christian Clavijo, Neil Cumberlidge, James M. Furse, Alberto S. Gonçalves, Guillermo Guerao, Alireza Keikhosravi, Sebastian Klaus, Tainã G. Loureiro, Célio Magalhães, Fernando L. Mantelatto, Jose C. E. Mendoza, , Jérôme Prieto, Silke Reuschel, Vitor Q. A. Sanches, Tobias Santl, Sandro Santos, Fabrizio Scarabino, Christoph D. Schubart, Michael Türkay, Ana Verdi, Günter Vogt, and Darren C. J. Yeo
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Biographical Note

Darren C. J. Yeo, PhD, 2001, National University of Singapore (NUS), is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Biological Sciences, NUS. He has published various articles and book chapters on systematics, invasion biology, and conservation of freshwater decapod crustaceans.
Neil Cumberlidge, PhD, 1977, University of Hull, UK, is a Biology Professor at Northern Michigan University, USA. He has published more than 120 articles and book chapters on freshwater decapods, and chairs the IUCN Freshwater Crabs and Crayfish Specialist Group.
Sebastian Klaus, PhD, 2009, University of Heidelberg, Germany, is a research fellow at the University of Frankfurt, Germany. He published on the historical biogeography, palaeontology and sperm morphology of primary freshwater crabs.

Table of contents

Preface ─ Freshwater decapod biology in the 21st Century
Yeo, Darren C. J., Neil Cumberlidge & Sebastian Klaus
Freshwater crab systematics and biogeography: the legacy of Richard Bott (*1902 – †1974)
Klaus, Sebastian & Michael Türkay
Life span, early life stage protection, mortality and senescence in freshwater Decapoda
Vogt, Günter
Freshwater decapod conservation: recent progress and future challenges
Cumberlidge, Neil
An overview of the Afrotropical freshwater crab fauna: diversity, biogeography, and conservation (Brachyura, Potamoidea, Potamonautidae and Potamidae)
Cumberlidge, Neil
Morphological and molecular characterization of a new species of Fredius (Decapoda, Pseudothelphusidae) from Rondônia, southern Amazonia, Brazil
Magalhães, Célio, Vitor Q. A. Sanches, Leonardo G. Pileggi & Fernando L. Mantelatto
Description of a new freshwater crab species of the genus Potamon (Decapoda, Brachyura, Potamidae) from Iran, based on morphological and genetic characters
Keikhosravi, Alireza & Christoph D. Schubart
A new species of Isolapotamon Bott, 1968 (Decapoda, Brachyura, Potamidae) from Mindanao, with notes on the Philippine Isolapotamon species
Mendoza, Jose C. E. & Darren C. J. Yeo
New occurrence of Miocene freshwater crabs (Brachyura, Potamidae) in the North Alpine Foreland Basin, Germany, with a note on fossil Potamon to calibrate molecular clocks
Klaus, Sebastian & Jérôme Prieto
Differentiation within a river system: ecology or geography driven? Recognizing evolutionary significant units in Jamaican freshwater crabs
Schubart, Christoph D. & Tobias Santl
The Aeglidae of Uruguay (Decapoda, Anomura), with description of a new species of Aegla
Santos, Sandro, Georgina Bond-Buckup, Ludwig Buckup, Tainã G. Loureiro, Alberto S. Gonçalves, Ana Verdi, Fabrizio Scarabino & Christian Clavijo
Atyid shrimps of Hainan Island, Southern China, with description of one new species (Crustacea, Decapoda, Atyidae)
Cai, Yixiong
On the presumed phylogenetic position of Xiphocarididae (Decapoda, Caridea) based on the larval morphology of Xiphocaris elongate
Guerao, Guillermo, Silke Reuschel, Klaus Anger & Christoph D. Schubart
Diversity and distribution of Australian freshwater crayfish with a check-list of the world Parastacidae and a key to the genera (Decapoda, Astacidea, Parastacoidea)
Ahyong, Shane T.
The freshwater crayfish fauna of Australia: update on conservation status and threats
Furse, James M.


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