A checklist of subterranean water crustaceans from Chile (South America)

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Autor:
de Los Rios Escalante, Patricio - Parra Coloma, Luciano - Peralta, Marcela A. - Perez Schultheiss, Jorge - Rudolph, Erich H.
URI:
http://repositoriodigital.uct.cl/handle/10925/3884
Datos de publicación:
PROCEEDINGS OF THE BIOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON,Vol.129,114-128,2016
Temas:
Copepoda - distribution - groundwater - Malacostraca
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Resumen:
Groundwaters are globally characterized by the presence of a high diversity of crustacean species. The current knowledge about these environments in South America is limited. The objective of this study is to compile a checklist of crustacean species reported from Chilean groundwaters. We found sixty publications about the groundwater fauna in Chile. A total of 46 species belonging to the families Canthocamptidae, Bogidiellidae, Falklandellidae, Phreatogammaridae, Paraleptamphopidae, Ingolfiellidae, Stygocarididae, Bathynellidae, Parabathynellidae, and Parastacidae occur between 24 degrees S and 50 degrees S. The present study indicates that it is necessary to conduct more research towards a comprehensive knowledge about the groundwater crustaceans of Chile.

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