Common name: potimirim shrimp
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Native Range: Brazil, South America
Interactive maps: Point Distribution Maps
Puerto Rico &
First found in 1960 in a canal west of Jupiter, Florida, and again in 1971 (Abele, 1972).
Impact of Introduction: Unknown
References: (click for full references)
Abele, L.G. 1972. Introductions of two freshwater decapod crustaceans (Hymenosomatidae and Atyidae) into Central and North America. Crustaceana 23(3):209-218.
Revision Date: 4/10/2014
Benson, A.J., 2018, Potimirim potimirim (Mueller, 1881): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=2914, Revision Date: 4/10/2014, Access Date: 1/22/2018
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