Macrobrachium agwi

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Macrobrachium agwi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Caridea
Family: Palaemonidae
Genus: Macrobrachium
Species: M. agwi
Binomial name
Macrobrachium agwi
Klotz, 2008

Macrobrachium agwi is a species of freshwater shrimp, first described in 2008, endemic to the Himalaya. It was discovered when a shipment of ornamental prawns, destined for the aquarium trade, was shipped from Cooch Behar, West Bengal, India to Europe. Examination of the shipment showed that one type of shrimp was a new, undescribed species.[1]


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