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Macrobrachium hirtimanus Olivier, 1811

Betangue prawn

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Palaemon hirtimanus Olivier, 1811

 

Conservation Status

Last record 1980 or later

IUCN RedList Endangered

 

Distribution

Mascarenes (waters between Réunion and Mauritius)

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

The Turin Museum had specimens of this species in 1952 (Holthuis, 1952). However, whether or not the museum still has specimens is unclear.

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Olivier. (1811). Encyclopedia meth. Hist, nat., vol. 8, p. 663.

 

Other references:

De Grave, S. (2013). Macrobrachium hirtimanus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 14 July 2013.

Holthuis, L. B. (1952). On some Indo-westpacific Palaemoninae (Crustacea Decapoda Caridea). Zoologische Mededelingen, Leiden 31(18): 201–211.

Keith, P. (2002). Freshwater fish and decapod crustacean populations on Reunion Island, with an assessment of species introductions. Bull. Fr. Pêche Piscic. (2002) 364 : 97-107 DOI: 10.1051/kmae:2002005.

Keith, P. and, Vigneux, E. (2000). First capture of Macrobrachium lepidactylus (Hilgendorf, 1879) (PALAEMONIDAE) on Reunion Island, followed by a commentary on Macrobrachium hirtimanus (Olivier, 1811). Crustaceana 73(2): 215-222. [Abstract]

https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/1744/macrobrachium-hirtimanus-betangue-prawn

 

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