Wednesday, December 24, 2014

[Crustacea • 2014] To “bee” or not to be — on some Caridina Ornamental Shrimp from Guangdong Province, Southern China and Hong Kong SAR, with Descriptions of Three New Species


Life coloration of (A) Caridina logemanni n. sp. from the type locality. (B–D) Caridina cantonensis (B) female from Lixi Town near Yingde, Guangdong Prov., China; (C) specimen from a stream at Ha Miu Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong; (E–G) Caridina mariae n. sp. (E specimen from the small mountain stream near Lixi Town, Yingde County, Guangdong Prov., China; (G) red colour mutation occuring in an aquarium population originally from the swampy area near Conghua City. (H) female of Caridina conghuensis n. sp..

 Abstract
Several atyid specimens were collected from hill streams in Guangdong Province, Southern China and Hong Kong during field trips between 2004 and 2013. Some of these species, most of them also sold as ornamental pet shrimp in the international aquarium trade, proved to be new to science by morphological observation and analysis of mtDNA sequences. Three new species, Caridina logemanni n. sp., Caridina mariae n. sp. and Caridina conghuensis n. sp., all of them members of the so called Caridina serrata species group (Cai & Ng 1999), are described in detail below. Caridina tumida Wang, Liang & Li, 2008 is synonymised with Caridina venusta Wang, Liang & Li, 2008. Caridina meridionalis Wang, Liang & Li, 2008 is moved to the genus Paracaridina Liang, Guo & Tang, 1999 and synonymised with Paracaridina zijinica Liang, 2002. New records for Caridina trifasciata Yam & Cai, 2003 and Caridina serrata Stimpson, 1860 are recorded. All species are compared to their morphologically closest congeners and the phylogenetic relationships between atyid shrimps from Southern China are shown. 

Key words: Crustacea, Decapoda, Caridina, new species, China, Guangdong, Hong Kong, bee shrimp



Klotz, Werner & Thomas Von Rintelen. 2014. To “bee” or not to be—on some Ornamental Shrimp from Guangdong Province, Southern China and Hong Kong SAR, with Descriptions of Three New Species. Zootaxa. 3889(2): 151–184. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3889.2.1

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