New records of <em>Macrobrachium</em> Spence Bate, 1868 (Decapoda, Palaemonidae) from the northern coast of Brazil
Check List 13(4): 379-390, doi: 10.15560/13.4.379
New records of Macrobrachium Spence Bate, 1868 (Decapoda, Palaemonidae) from the northern coast of Brazil
expand article infoKele S.P. Andrade, Marina S.L.C. Araújo§, Jorge L.S. Nunes
‡ Universidade Federal do Maranhão, São Luis, Brazil§ Universidade de Pernambuco, Garanhuns, Brazil
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Abstract
 Among the species belonging to the genus Macrobrachium Spence Bate, 1868, M. carcinus (Linnaeus, 1758) and M. olfersii (Wiegmann, 1836) are geographically widespread in the western Atlantic from the Gulf Coast to southern Brazil. We describe the current geographic distribution of M. carcinus and M. olfersii and include records of these species in the state of Maranhão, Brazil.
Keywords
Macrobrachium olfersii, Macrobrachium carcinus, shrimp, geographic distribution, new occurrences