Biogeography of subterranean decapods in North and Central America and the Caribbean region (Caridea, Astacidea, Brachyura)

  title={Biogeography of subterranean decapods in North and Central America and the Caribbean region (Caridea, Astacidea, Brachyura)},
  author={Horton H. Hobbs},
A significant number of decapod crustaceans (81 troglobites and 58 other cavernicoles) has been described from various subterranean waters in North and Central America (United States south to Costa Rica) and from the islands in the western north Atlantic and the Caribbean Sea, posing puzzling questions concerning their evolution and biogeography. Of these troglobitic species, 36 are shrimps (1 procarid, 11 atyids, 2 agostocarids, 15 palaemonids, 2 alpheids, 5 hippolytids), 35 are cambarid… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 15 references

Two new shrimps (Procarididae and Agostocarididae, new family) from marine caves of the western north Atlantic

C. W. Hart, Jr., R. B. Manning
J. Crust. Biol • 1986
View 4 Excerpts
Highly Influenced

Procambarus ( Ortmunnicus ) uttiquus , a new toglobitic crayfish ( Decapoda : Cambaridae ) from the St . Johns River Basin , Florida

H. H. Hobbs
Proc . Biol . Soc . Wash • 1992

Pwcambarus (Ortmannicus) attiquus, a new toglobitic crayfish (Decapoda: Cambaridae) from the St. Johns River Basin, Florida

H. H. Hobbs, Jr., R. Franz
Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash, • 1992


Hobbs, H. H.
J. H. Thorp & A. P. Covich (eds), Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates. Academic Press, New York: 823-858. • 1991

Freshwater crabs associated with caves in southern Mexico and Belize, with descriptions of three new species (Crustacea: Decapoda)

G. Rodriguez, H. H. Hobbs, Jr.
Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash • 1989

Crayfish distribution, adaptive radiation and evolution

H. H. Hobbs, Jr.
Freshwater Crayfish . Biology , Management and Exploitation • 1988

Centers of radiation of freshwater crabs in the Neotropics

G. Rodriguez
Crustacean Biogeography. Balkema, • 1986
View 1 Excerpt

Mesozoic relicts in marine caves of Bermuda

Manning, R. B„ C.W. Hart, Jr., T. M. Iliffe
Stygologia • 1986
View 1 Excerpt

New troglobitic crayfish with comments on its relationship to epigean and other hypogean crayfishes of Florida

H. H. Hobbs, Jr., R. Franz
J. Crust. Biol • 1986

The fauna of Atlantic marine caves: evidence of dispersal by sea floor spreading while maintaining ties to deep waters

Hart, C. W„ Jr. R.B. Manning, T. M. Iliffe
Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash • 1985
View 1 Excerpt

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…