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Macrobrachium ohione
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Caridea
Family: Palaemonidae
Genus: Macrobrachium
Spence Bate, 1868
Type species
Macrobrachium americanum
Bate, 1868 [1]

Macrobrachium is a genus of freshwater prawns or shrimps characterised by the extreme enlargement of the second pair of pereiopods, at least in the male.[2] It contains the following species:[3]


  1. ^ J. W. Short (2004). "A revision of Australian river prawns, Macrobrachium (Crustacea: Decapoda: Palaemonidae)". Hydrobiologia 525 (1–3): 1–100. doi:10.1023/B:HYDR.0000038871.50730.95. 
  2. ^ Charles Spence Bate (1868). "On a new Genus, with four new Species, of Freshwater Prawns". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London: 363–368. 
  3. ^ Charles Fransen (2012). "Macrobrachium Spence Bate, 1868a". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved February 11, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d Luis M. Mejía-Ortíz & Marilú López-Mejía (2011). "Freshwater prawns of the genus Macrobrachium (Decapoda, Palaemonidae) with abbreviated development from the Papaloapan River Basin, Veracruz, Mexico: distribution and new species". Crustaceana 84 (8): 949–973. doi:10.1163/001121611X579754. 
  5. ^ Antonina dos Santos, Liliam Hayd & Klaus Anger (2013). "A new species of Macrobrachium Spence Bate, 1868 (Decapoda, Palaemonidae) M. pantanalense, from the Pantanal, Brazil". Zootaxa 3700 (4): 534–546. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3700.4.2. 

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