The genus Artemia Leach, 1819 (Crustacea: Branchiopoda). I. True and false taxonomical descriptions

Alireza Asem, Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani, Patricio De Los Ríos-Escalante


DOI: https://doi.org/10.3856/vol38-issue3-fulltext-14

Abstract


The brine shrimp Artemia is important for aquaculture since it is highly nutritious. It is also used widely in biological studies because it is easy to culture. The aim of the present study is to review the literature on the taxonomical nomenclature of Artemia. The present study indicates the existence of seven species: three living in the Americas, one in Europe, and three in Asia.


Asem A, Rastegar-Pouyani N, De Los Ríos-Escalante P. The genus Artemia Leach, 1819 (Crustacea: Branchiopoda). I. True and false taxonomical descriptions. Lat. Am. J. Aquat. Res.. 2011;38(3): 501-506. Available from: doi:10.3856/vol38-issue3-fulltext-14 [Accessed 21 Sep. 2019].
Asem, A., Rastegar-Pouyani, N., & De Los Ríos-Escalante, P. (2011). The genus Artemia Leach, 1819 (Crustacea: Branchiopoda). I. True and false taxonomical descriptions. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 38(3), 501-506. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3856/vol38-issue3-fulltext-14