Freshwater prawns of the genus Macrobrachium (Decapoda: Palaemonidae) from the San Pedro-Mezquital River, Nayarit, Mexico

Ernesto López-Uriarte, Elva Guadalupe Robles-Jarero, Manuel Alejandro-Vargas Ceballos, Fernando Vega-Villasante

Submited: 2018-07-24 16:50:57 | Published:

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3856/vol46-issue3-fulltext-13

Abstract


The San Pedro-Mezquital River basin in Nayarit, Mexico has the majority of freshwater prawns of the genus Macrobrachium reported for the Mexican Pacific coast. Six species of freshwater shrimp are reported Macrobrachium americanum, M. occidentale, M. digueti, M. michoacanus, M. hobbsi and M. tenellum. The higher richness and diversity of freshwater prawns are found on the coastal plain. The presence of prawns in relation to the altitudinal gradient is discussed.

López-Uriarte E, Robles-Jarero E, Ceballos M, Vega-Villasante F. Freshwater prawns of the genus Macrobrachium (Decapoda: Palaemonidae) from the San Pedro-Mezquital River, Nayarit, Mexico. Lat. Am. J. Aquat. Res.. 2018;46(3): 593-598. Available from: doi:10.3856/vol46-issue3-fulltext-13 [Accessed 16 Sep. 2019].
López-Uriarte, E., Robles-Jarero, E., Ceballos, M., & Vega-Villasante, F. (2018). Freshwater prawns of the genus Macrobrachium (Decapoda: Palaemonidae) from the San Pedro-Mezquital River, Nayarit, Mexico. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 46(3), 593-598. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3856/vol46-issue3-fulltext-13