Common name: bristled river shrimp
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Native Range: Florida though central and South America from Vera Cruz, Mexico, to Santa Catharina, Brazil (Holthuis & Provenzano,1970).
Interactive maps: Point Distribution Maps
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Table 1. States with nonindigenous occurrences, the earliest and latest observations in each state, and the tally and names of HUCs with observations†. Names and dates are hyperlinked to their relevant specimen records. The list of references for all nonindigenous occurrences of Macrobrachium olfersii are found here.
Table last updated 3/29/2018
† Populations may not be currently present.
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.
Revision Date: 10/5/2012
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: 4/22/2018
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