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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. Blackwel Science Ltd./Blackwell Science Ltd: Oxford. ISSN 0305-0270, more|
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- Triantaphyllidis, G.V.; Abatzopoulos, T.J.; Sorgeloos, P. (1998). Review of the biogeography of the genus Artemia (Crustacea, Anostraca), in: (1998). IZWO Coll. Rep. 28(1998). IZWO Collected Reprints, 28: pp. chapter 23 [Subsequent publication], more
Artemia Leach, 1819 [WoRMS]; Brackish water
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.