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First records of Atyoida serrata (CS Bate, 1888) from South Africa (Crustacea: Caridea: Atyidae)

M Coke

Abstract


Collections of Atyoida serrata (CS Bate, 1888) are reported from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa for the first time. This species is currently known only from the lower reaches of the Mgeni, Vungu and Mtamvuna river systems where it occupies rocky cascades and rock crevices in torrential habitats.

Keywords: distribution range, first African records, KwaZulu-Natal, Molweni River, Vungu River




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