Updated checklist of estuarine caridean shrimps (Decapoda: Caridea) from the southern region of Laguna Madre, Tamaulipas, Mexico, with new records and a key for taxonomic identification
Check List 14(2): 479-494, doi: 10.15560/14.2.479
Updated checklist of estuarine caridean shrimps (Decapoda: Caridea) from the southern region of Laguna Madre, Tamaulipas, Mexico, with new records and a key for taxonomic identification
expand article infoHiram Herrera-Barquín, Antonio Leija-Tristán, Susana Favela-Lara
‡ Laboratorio de Ecología Pesquera, Laboratorio de Ecología Molecular, Departamento de Ecología, Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, San Nicolás de los Garza, Mexico
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Abstract
We provide an updated list of the caridean shrimp species from the southern region of the Laguna Madre, Tamaulipas, Mexico, along with a key for taxonomic identification. The survey was conducted in 3 sites during 3 temporal seasons. A total of 2,989 specimens were collected belonging to 12 species, 6 genera, and to the following 4 families: Alpheidae, Hippolytidae, Palaemonidae, and Processidae. Hippolytidae was the most abundant family, followed by Palaemonidae, Alpheidae, and Processidae. The hippolytid Hippolyte obliquimanus Dana, 1852, the palaemonids Palaemon floridanus Chace, 1942, and P. northropi (Rankin, 1898), and the alpheid Alpheus cf. packardii Kingsley, 1880 represent new records for the Laguna Madre and selected areas of the Gulf of Mexico. 
Keywords
Estuary; crustacean; hypersaline; new record; Neartic; Neotropical