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

  title={Three new species of spinicaudatan clam shrimps from Australia, all from gnammas (rock pools).},
  author={Brian V Timms},
  volume={4418 2},
  • B. Timms
  • Published 7 May 2018
  • Biology
  • Zootaxa
Recent collections from the remote Kimberley in Western Australia, have added three species to the known fauna of gnammas, Limnadopsis multilineata Timms, 2009 and two new species described herein, Eulimnadia kimberleyensis sp. nov. and Ozestheria pellucida sp. nov.. A further gnamma icon, Paralimnadia laharum sp. nov. is added from the Grampians in western Victoria. The numerous records of clam shrimps from Australian gnammas are examined. 

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

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

A redescription of Paralimnadia urukhai Webb and Bell 1979 with the description of a new species P. minyspinosa (Crustacea: Branchiopoda: Limnadiidae).

A detailed study of many populations of P. urukhai in the northern New England Tablelands revealed almost random variation in normally conservative characters such as egg morphology and cercopod setae, which necessitates a revised description of this species.

Genetic differentiation in mountain-dwelling clam shrimp, Paralimnadia (Crustacea : Branchiopoda : Spinicaudata), in eastern Australia

High levels of population differentiation indicated by ddRAD analyses between nearby populations within putative species suggest that gene flow is limited, even between populations separated only by a few kilometres, which may lead to fast population differentiation, which in turn might drive speciation.

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.

Large branchiopods