Caridina is a genus of freshwater atyid shrimp. They are widely found in tropical or subtropical water in Asia, Oceania and Africa. They are filter-feeders and omnivorous scavengers. They range from 0.9–9.8 mm (C. cantonensis) to 1.2–7.4 mm (C. serrata) in carapace length.

Caridina
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Caridina multidentata
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Caridina

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Taxonomy and speciesEdit

 
Caridina serratirostris, a widespread freshwater species from the Indo-Pacific region
 
Caridina dennerli, one of several species restricted to the Indonesian island of Sulawesi
 
Caridina cantonensis is widely kept in aquariums and several color forms have been achieved through selective breeding

There is evidence for hybridization between sympatric taxa, requiring care when interpreting molecular phylogenetic analyses that do not use a large number of specimens.[2] The genus Caridina includes the following species:[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Milne Edwards, Henri (1837). "Genre CARIDINE. — Caridina". Histoire naturelle des crustacés. 2. Paris: Libraire encyclopédique de Roret. pp. 362–363.
  2. ^ Kristina von Rintelen, Thomas von Rintelen & Matthias Glaubrecht (2007). "Molecular phylogeny and diversification of freshwater shrimps (Decapoda, Atyidae, Caridina) from ancient Lake Poso (Sulawesi, Indonesia) – the importance of being colourful" (PDF). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 45 (3): 1033–1041. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2007.07.002. PMID 17702608.
  3. ^ Charles Fransen (2011). "Caridina H. Milne Edwards, 1837 [in H. Milne Edwards, 1834-1840]". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved December 8, 2011.
  4. ^ Milne Edwards, Henri (1837). "Caridine longirostre. — C. longirostris". Histoire naturelle des crustacés. 2. Paris: Libraire encyclopédique de Roret. p. 363.
  5. ^ Milne Edwards, Henri (1837). "Caridine type. — C. typus". Histoire naturelle des crustacés. 2. Paris: Libraire encyclopédique de Roret. p. 363.

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