Exopalaemon modestus
(Siberian prawn)
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Exopalaemon modestus (C. Heller, 1862)

Common name: Siberian prawn

Synonyms and Other Names: Leander modestus

Taxonomy: available through www.itis.govITIS logo

Native Range: Indo-West Pacific, Siberia, Manchuria, Korea, China, and Taiwan.(Oh 2002)

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Nonindigenous Occurrences:  Collected in Big McNary Lake on Sauvie Island in the Columbia River, Oregon (Logan and McDonald, personal communication).

Ecology: Freshwater (Oh 2002)

Means of Introduction: Introduced to the Columbia River mouth in ballast water in the 1990s. (Emmett 2002)

References: (click for full references)

Emmett, R. L., S. A. Hinton, D. J. Logan, and G. T. McCabe, Jr. 2002. Introduction of a Siberian freshwater shrimp to western North America. Biological Invasions. 4:447-45

Oh, Chul-Woong, H-L Suh, K-Y Park, C-W Ma, and H-S Lim. 2002 Growth and reproductive biology of the freshwater shrimp Exopalaemon modestus (Decapoda:Palaemonidae) in a lake of Korea. Journal of Crustacean Biology, 22(2): 357-366


Author: Elder, N.E.

Revision Date: 2/23/2009

Citation Information:
Elder, N.E., 2018, Exopalaemon modestus (C. Heller, 1862): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=1200, Revision Date: 2/23/2009, Access Date: 3/23/2018

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