Keys to the Australian clam shrimps (Crustacea: Branchiopoda: Laevicaudata, Spinicaudata, Cyclestherida)

  title={Keys to the Australian clam shrimps (Crustacea: Branchiopoda: Laevicaudata, Spinicaudata, Cyclestherida)},
  author={V Timms Brian},
The morphology and systematics of clam shrimps is described followed by a key to genera. Each genus is treated, including diagnostic features, list of species with distributions, and references provided to papers with keys or if these are not available preliminary keys to species within that genus are included. 

Spinicaudata Catalogus (Crustacea: Branchiopoda).

The Spinicaudata (spiny clam shrimp) are a large group of freshwater, bivalved branchiopod crustaceans in need of taxonomic revision. Herein, the extant Spinicaudata families and genera are defined

Distribution of Clam Shrimps (Crustacea: Laevicaudata and Spinicaudata) in South Africa, with New Records from the Northern Cape Province.

This study reviews the distribution of clam shrimps in South Africa by reviewing published distribution records and contributing novel data from surveys in the Northern Cape, finding that 13 of the 18 species from the sub-region occur inSouth Africa, of which four are restricted to their respective provinces.

Sexually dimorphic ornamentation in modern spinicaudatans and the taxonomic implications for fossil clam shrimps

Investigation of the pattern of ornamentation in extant branchiopods—including differences resulting from sexual dimorphism—in order to assess its value for branchiopod taxonomy finds out that some taxa indeed display sexually dimorphic ornamentations, but their basic ornamentation patterns or combinations are stable within each species so they do not significantly influence the taxonomic identification.

Do active‐dispersing insects dominate the invertebrate fauna of rock pools in the wet–dry tropics, Kimberley, Australia?

A wider range of FRPs from tropical regions are required to determine whether the fauna of these Kimberley FRPs are typical, and to fully describe short-range endemic species across the Kimberley and elsewhere.



First records of a leptestherid clam shrimp in Australia (Crustacea, Spinicaudata, Leptestheriidae, Eoleptestheria)

  • B. Timms
  • Environmental Science, Biology
  • 2009
It is postulated that the Australian occurrences of these clam shrimps are initiated or maintained by dispersal due to migrating birds from China.

A List of the Recent Clam Shrimps (Crustacea: Laevicaudata, Spinicaudata, Cyclestherida) of Australia, Including a Description of a New Species of Eocyzicus

One new species of Eocyzicus is described herein, which has a distinctive rostrum that is slightly different in male and females and the clasper has a three segmented palp.

Revision of the Extant Genera of Limnadiidae (Branchiopoda: Spinicaudata)

Both molecular and morphological data strongly support eight genera of the spinicaudatan clam shrimp family Limnadiidae, two of which are new to science and one (Paralimnadia) that is resurrected.

A partial revision of the Australian Eulimnadia Packard, 1874 (Branchiopoda: Spinicaudata: Limnadiidae).

  • B. Timms
  • Environmental Science
  • 2016
The worldwide genus Eulimnadia previously with only five species described from Australia, is known now to have at least 15 endemic species plus about 10 undescribed species detected by molecular

A revision of the clam shrimp Australimnadia Timms and Schwentner, 2012 (Crustacea: Spinicaudata: Limnadiidae) with two new species from Western Australia

A second species of Australimnadia is described from Onslow, Western Australia; it differs in having unique egg morphology and is distinct in many morphological characters, including those of the telson and cercopod, but also of the thoracopods.

Eulimnadia (Branchiopoda: Spinicaudata) in western Australia: three new species and a description of a rediscovered species

Three new species of Eulimnadia are presented, each with atypical claspers and complex egg morphology, which occur mainly in southern Western Australia, a known hotspot for branchiopod diversification associated with long term climate change.

Three new species of spinicaudatan clam shrimps from Australia, all from gnammas (rock pools).

The numerous records of clam shrimps from Australian gnammas are examined and two new species described herein are examined.

A new Eocyzicus (Branchiopoda: Spinicaudata) from Taiwan, with a review of the genus

This new species is so far known only from the type locality, which is a series of flood irrigated garlic fields in the Tainan District, and can be distinguished from all other Eocyzicus species by the form of the claspers, the telson and the cercopods.

A new genus and species of large limnadiid clam shrimp from Australia (Spinicaudata: Limnadiidae)

Australimnadia gigantea is sparsely distributed in northern and eastern Australia and differs from this species in many features, including having the caudal filaments inserted at the 10th spine in the telsonic spine row, numerous long plumose setae on the caUDal furca, the common occurrence of males and in the detailed surface morphology of the egg.

The Clam Shrimp Eocyzicus (Branchiopoda: Spinicaudata: Cyzicidae) in Australia

The two Eocyzicus species differ morphologically in number of trunk segments, head structure, features of the caudal furcae, and in a number of minor features.