Freshwater Crustacea Decapoda of New Guinea

  • L. B. Holthuis
Part of the Monographiae Biologicae book series (MOBI, volume 42)


Although the Decapoda are the best known freshwater Crustacea of New Guinea, knowledge of their taxonomy, distribution and ecology is still very fragmentary, and a clear picture of their biogeography and ecology can not yet be given, but some interesting features can be observed.


Mountain Range Freshwater Crab Freshwater Crayfish Eastern Limit Lord Howe Island 
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