Abstract

Very little is known of the Australian freshwater Atyidae. These small prawns are widespread in all the permanent waters, occurring in small waterholes as well as in larger lakes and streams. They generally prefer areas where there is an abundant growth of aquatic plants but are also found in quite open water. Some of the species are found only just above the tidal zone and others where the water is slightly brackish. There are only two major papers on the Australian representatives of this group and these were both published in 1926. Most surprisingly the close appearance of the two has not resulted in any synonymy. Calman (1926) erected a new genus Caridinides for a north Queensland species and representatives of three well known genera Atya, Paratya and Caridina also occur.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Riek, 1953, Rec. Aust. Mus. 23(3): 111–121
Author
E. F. Riek
Year
1953
Title
The Australian freshwater prawns of the family Atyidae
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
23
Issue
3
Start Page
111
End Page
121
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.23.1953.625
Language
English
Date Published
21 October 1953
Cover Date
21 October 1953
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Digitized
22 April 2009
Available Online
22 July 2009
Reference Number
625
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