Macrobrachium olfersii
Macrobrachium olfersii
(bristled river shrimp)
Crustaceans-Shrimp
Native Transplant
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Macrobrachium olfersii (Wiegmann, 1836)

Common name: bristled river shrimp

Taxonomy: available through www.itis.govITIS logo

Native Range: Florida though central and South America from Vera Cruz, Mexico, to Santa Catharina, Brazil (Holthuis & Provenzano,1970).

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Nonindigenous Occurrences:

Means of Introduction: Possible accidental introduction with water plants and/or fishes from South America (White, 1977).

References: (click for full references)

Holthius, L.B. and A.J. Provenzano, Jr. 1970. New distribution records for species of Macrobrachium with notes on the distribution of the genus in Florida. Crustaceana 21(3):211-213.

White, C.J. 1977. Extension of the known range of Macrobrachium olfersi (Wiegman, 1836) in coastal Louisiana (Decapoda, Caridea). Crustaceana 33(2):221-222.

Other Resources:
Macrobrachium olfersii (Bristled river shrimp) (Gulf of Mexico Program)

Author: Benson, A.J.

Revision Date: 10/5/2012

Citation Information:
Benson, A.J., 2018, Macrobrachium olfersii (Wiegmann, 1836): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=1202, Revision Date: 10/5/2012, Access Date: 1/19/2018

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