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Review of the biogeography of the genus Artemia (Crustacea, Anostraca)
Triantaphyllidis, G.V.; Abatzopoulos, T.J.; Sorgeloos, P. (1998). Review of the biogeography of the genus Artemia (Crustacea, Anostraca). J. Biogeogr. 25(2): 213-226
In: Journal of Biogeography. Wiley-Blackwell: Oxford. ISSN 0305-0270; e-ISSN 1365-2699, more
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Keywords
    Artemia Leach, 1819 [WoRMS]; Brackish water

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  • Triantaphyllidis, G.V.
  • Abatzopoulos, T.J.
  • Sorgeloos, P., more

Abstract
    In this study we report on the known Artemia habitats worldwide. Recent literature information is incorporated about the taxonomic status of the various populations studied. The genus is composed of di-, tri-, tetra- and pentaploid parthenogenetic populations and of the following bisexual species, A. franciscana franciscana, A. franciscana monica, A. franciscana sp., A. persimilis, A. salina, A. urmiana, A. sinica and A. sp. from Kazakhstan. The problems of characterizing new brine shrimp populations are discussed. In view of the great importance of Artemia as part of the live food chain for the culture of fish and shellfish larvae and the present cyst shortage from the market, the need for commercial exploitation and development of new Artemia sources is now, more than ever, necessary.

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