Cladocera (Crustacea: Branchiopoda) of Vientiane province and municipality, Laos

  • Alexey A. Kotov | alexey-a-kotov@yandex.ru Khon Kaen University, Thailand.
  • Kay Van Damme University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.
  • Eugeniya I. Bekker Khon Kaen University, Thailand.
  • Somepong Siboualipha Khon Kaen University, Thailand.
  • Marcelo Silva-Briano Khon Kaen University, Thailand.
  • Araceli A. Ortiz Khon Kaen University, Thailand.
  • Ricardo G. De La Rosa Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes, Mexico.
  • La-orsri Sanoamuang Khon Kaen University, Thailand.

Abstract

We present the first faunistic report on the Laotian Cladocera from diverse habitats in Vientiane province, Central Laos. We counted a total of 70 species, belonging to 37 genera, which is realistically close to an estimated 77 species. The five most common species were Diaphanosoma excisum, Ephemeroporus cf. barroisi, Anthalona harti, Macrothrix spinosa and Chydorus cf. eurynotus. The fauna is typically Oriental/Southeast (SE) Asian, showing a strong similarity with neighbouring countries and especially Thailand. We discussed the current taxonomical status of the species and provided illustrations of the main taxa for future comparison. There are no surprising faunistic elements, except for a few new records for SE Asia (Matralona freyi, Ilyocryptus thailandensis). Our data is preliminary, as the fauna of Laos remains insufficiently studied. As for SE Asia as a whole, a significant number of taxa is in need of taxonomical revision.

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Alexey A. Kotov, Khon Kaen University
Applied Taxonomic Research Center, Department of Biology
Kay Van Damme, University of Birmingham
Environmental Genomics Group, School of Biosciences
Eugeniya I. Bekker, Khon Kaen University
Applied Taxonomic Research Center, Department of Biology
Somepong Siboualipha, Khon Kaen University
Applied Taxonomic Research Center, Department of Biology
Marcelo Silva-Briano, Khon Kaen University
Applied Taxonomic Research Center, Department of Biology
Araceli A. Ortiz, Khon Kaen University
Applied Taxonomic Research Center, Department of Biology
Ricardo G. De La Rosa, Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes
Centro de Ciencias Básicas, Departamento de Biología
La-orsri Sanoamuang, Khon Kaen University
Applied Taxonomic Research Center, Department of Biology
Published
2013-12-09
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Freshwater Invertebrates Congress
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partly supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (grants 12-04-00207-а and 12-04- 90857-мол_рф_нр), the Program of the Presidium of Russian Academy of Sciences, the National Research University Project of Thailand
Keywords:
Cladocera, Laos, SE Asia, diversity, taxonomy
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Kotov AA, Van Damme K, Bekker EI, Siboualipha S, Silva-Briano M, Ortiz AA, De La Rosa RG, Sanoamuang L- orsri. Cladocera (Crustacea: Branchiopoda) of Vientiane province and municipality, Laos. J Limnol [Internet]. 2013Dec.9 [cited 2021May18];72(s2):e6. Available from: https://jlimnol.it/index.php/jlimnol/article/view/jlimnol.2013.s2.e6