Caridina yilong Cai & Liang, 1999



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1983

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Yilong Lake, Shiping County, Yunnan Province, China












Original scientific description:

Cai, Y. and Liang, X. (1999). Descriptions of three new species of freshwater shrimps (Crustacea: Decapoda; Atyidae) from Yunnan, southern China. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 47: 73-80.

Other references:

De Grave, S. (2013). Caridina yilong. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. ( Downloaded on 18 January 2015.

De Grave, S.; Fransen, C.H.J.M. (2011). Carideorum catalogus: the recent species of the dendrobranchiate, stenopodidean, procarididean and caridean shrimps (Crustacea: Decapoda). Zoologische Mededelingen, Leiden 85(9): 195-589.

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.

Liang, X. (2004). Fauna Sinica. Invertebrata vol. 36. Crustacea Decapoda Atyidae. Science Press, Beijing.

Liu, J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp.

WoRMS (2021). Caridina yilong Cai & Liang, 1999. Accessed at: on 2021-10-31


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