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Preface — freshwater decapod biology in the 21st Century
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Crustaceana Monographs: Advances in freshwater decapod systematics and biology
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Yeo, D., Cumberlidge, N. & Klaus, S.
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Among an estimated 15,000 described described decapod crustaceans, about 3,000 species (ca. 20%) can be considered freshwater species that depend on intact freshwater habitats for their survival. The inland waters of continents and islands comprise less than 3% of the total water on Earth and are highly discontinuous habitats. Despite this, the high diversity of ecological niches in freshwater habitats and the frequent occurrence of genetic isolation have resulted in the evolution of an impressively rich assemblage of species.
Yeo, D.C.J, Cumberlidge, N. and Klaus, S. 2014. Preface — freshwater decapod biology in the 21st Century. In: Crustaceana Monographs: Advances in freshwater decapod systematics and biology, Yeo, D., Cumberlidge, N. & Klaus, S. (eds.), Koninklijke Brill, The Netherlands. Pp. 1-6.