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Branchipodopsis Buettikeri, New Species (Anostraca, Branchipodidae), the First Arabian (Sultanate of Oman) Representative of the Genus of Freshwater Fairy Shrimps, with Biogeographical Remarks

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Abstract Branchipodopsis buettikeri, a new fairy shrimp species (Anostraca, Branchipodidae) collected from shallow desert temporary ponds in the Sultanate of Oman, is described. It is the first species of the genus Branchipodopsis found in the Arabian Peninsula. The new species is mainly distinguished from other species of the genus by the shape of the second antennae of the male, and by the shape of the clypeus outgrowths. Biogeographical implications are discussed.

Affiliations: 1: Laboratoire de Biologie animale - E.A. 2202 Biodiversité, Université de Provence, 3 place Victor Hugo, case 18, 13331 Marseille Cedex 3 (corresponding author (AT):


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