Check List 7(6): 798-805, doi: 10.15560/11026
Atyidae and Palaemonidae (Crustacea: Decapoda: Caridea) of Bocas del Toro, Panama
expand article infoLucas Simon Torati, Sammy De Grave§, Timothy J. Page|, Arthur Anker
‡ EMBRAPA Fisheries and Aquaculture, Brazil§ Oxford University Museum of Natural History, United Kingdom| Griffith University, Australia¶ Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil
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The present contribution is a preliminary report on the freshwater caridean fauna of Bocas del Toro province, northeastern Panama, based on field collections carried out during a Shrimp Taxonomy Workshop at the STRI station in Bocas del Toro in August 2008. A total of eight species from two families, Atyidae and Palaemonidae, were collected at 17 different collection sites in the rivers, streams and ponds on several islands of the Bocas del Toro archipelago and the adjacent mainland. The species reported herein are Atya scabra (Leach, 1815), Jonga serrei (Bouvier, 1909), Micratya poeyi (Guérin-Méneville, 1855), Potimirim glabra (Kingsley, 1878), P. potimirim (Müller, 1881) (Atyidae), Palaemon pandaliformis (Stimpson, 1871), Macrobrachium acanthurus (Wiegmann, 1836) and M. crenulatum Holthuis, 1950 (Palaemonidae). The record of J. serrei is the first for Panama, and M. poeyi and P. glabra the first for Bocas del Toro province.