Library Subscription: Guest
Begell Digital Portal Begell Digital Library eBooks Journals References & Proceedings Research Collections
Hydrobiological Journal
SJR: 0.227 SNIP: 0.901 CiteScore™: 0.5

ISSN Print: 0018-8166
ISSN Online: 1943-5991

Hydrobiological Journal

DOI: 10.1615/HydrobJ.v56.i4.40
pages 43-59

Peculiarities of the Life Cycle of Freshwater Shrimps with Abbreviated Larval Development

V. F. Kulesh
Belarusian State Pedagogical University Minsk, Belarus


It has been shown that species of freshwater shrimps of the genus Macrobrachium belonging to the family Palaemonidae with abbreviated larval development can be used for acclimatization in artificial cooling ponds of thermal and nuclear power stations with the purpose of the enrichment of their food stuff and cultivation. The shrimp Exopalaemon modestus (Heller) with a wide range of ecological plasticity and with a high survival rate of its larvae can be used for this purpose.


  1. Alekhnovich, A.V. & V.F. Kulesh. 2001. Variability of the parameters of the life cycle of the shrimps of the genus Macrobrachium, Bate (Crustacea, Palaemonidae). Ekologiya 6: 454-458. [Rus.].

  2. Vladimirov, M.Z., I.K. Toderash & F.P. Chorik. 1989. Eastern river shrimp (Macrobrachium nipponense De Haan) - a new element of the hydrofauna of the Kuchurgansky Reservoir. Izvestiya AN MSSR. Seriya Biologicheskikh Nauk 1: 77-78.

  3. Kulesh, V.F. 2012. Biologiya kultivirovaniyapromyslovykh vidovpresnovodnykh krevetok i rechnykh rakov na teplykh vodakh. (Biology of cultivation of commercial species of shrimps and crawfish on heated waters.) Moscow, Novoye Znaniye Press. 328 pp. [Rus.].

  4. Kulesh, V.F. & A.V. Alekhnovich. 2002. Naturalization of the eastern river shrimp in the cooling pond of the Berezovskayaya Thermal Power Station (Belarus Polesye). Pp. 132-133 in: Materialy IV Mezhdunarodnoy nauchno-prakticheskoy konferentsii "Ekologicheskiye problemy Polesya i sopredelnykh territoriy", Gomel, oktyabr 2002 g. (Proceedings of the IV International Scientific and Practical Conference "Ecological Problems of Polesye and adjacent territories", Gomel, October 2002.) Gomel, GGU im. F. Skoriny press. [Rus.].

  5. Kurenkov, I.I. 1950. Biology of the Far East freshwater shrimps. Trudy Amurskoy Ikhtiologicheskoy Ekspeditsii 1945-1949. Moscow 1: 379-390.

  6. Svirskiy, V.G., Ye.I. Rachek & I.N. Andreyeva. 1994. Results of the introduction of the freshwater shrimp Macrobrachium nipponense (De Haan) into the cooling pond of the Primorskaya Thermal Power Station. Izvestiya Tikhookeanskogo NII Rybnogo Khozyaystva i Okeanografii 113: 151-153. [Rus.].

  7. Khmeleva, N.N., V.F. Kulesh, A.V. Alekhnovich & Yu.G. Giginyak. 1997. Ekologiyapresno-vodnykh krevetok. (Ecology of freshwater shrimps). Minsk, Balarus. Navuka Press. 253 pp. [Rus.].

  8. Anger, K. 2001. The biology of decapod crustacean larvae, crustacean issues. Vol. 14. Lisse, The Netherlands, A.A. Balkema Publishers. 419 pp.

  9. Anger, K. 2013. Neotropical Macrobrachium (Caridea: Palaemonidae): on the biology, origin, and radiation of freshwater-invading shrimp. J. of Crustacean Biol. 33(2): 151-183.

  10. Atkinson, J.M. 1977. Larval development of the freshwater shrimp, Macrobrachium (Decapoda, Palaemonidae), reared in the laboratory. Crustaceana 33(2): 119-132.

  11. Bueno, S.L. & S. Rodrigues. 1995. Abbreviated larval development of shrimp Macrobrachium iheringi (Ortmann,1897) (Decapoda, Palaemonidae), reared in the laboratory. Crustaceana 68(6): 665-685.

  12. Chen, R.T., C.F. Tsai & W.N. Tzeng. 2009. Freshwater shrimps (Macrobrachium Bate, 1868) of Taiwan with special references to their biogeographical origins and dispersion routes. J. of Crustacean Biol. 29: 232-244.

  13. Chong, S.S.C. & H.W. Khoo. 1987. The abbreviated larval development of the freshwater shrimp, Macrobrachium malayanum (Roux, 1934) (Decapoda, Palaemonidae) reared in the laboratory. Crustaceana 53(1): 29-42.

  14. De Grave, S., Y. Cai & A. Anker. 2008. Global diversity of shrimps (Crustacea: Decapoda: Caridea) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595: 287-293.

  15. Emmett, R.L., S.A. Hinton, D.J. Logan & G.T. Mc Cabe. 2002. Introduction of the Siberian shrimp, Exopalaemon modestus (Heller, 1862), into the lower Columbia River. Biol. Invasions 4(4): 447-450.

  16. Gamba, A.L. 1984. Different egg-associated and larval development characteristics of Macro-brachium jelskii and Macrobrachium amazonicum (Arthropoda: Crustacea) in a Venezuelan continental lagoon. Intern. J. Invertebrate Reprod. Dev. 7: 135-142.

  17. Guo, Z.L., X.Q. Wang & J.I.P. Zhang. 2005. On the genus Exopalaemon (Decapoda, Caridea, Palaemonidae) in Guangdong province, Southern China. Crustaceana 78(7): 839-850.

  18. Holthuis, L.B. 1950. Subfamily Palaemonidae. The Palaemonidae collected by the Siboga and Snellius Expedition with remarks on other species. I. The Decapoda. Leiden, Siboga Exped. Monogr. 39a(9). 268 pp.

  19. Hu, T.J., T.Y. Ye, Z.M. Zhang et al. 2002. Pond rearing on Exopalaemon modestus. Sci. Fish Farming 2: 31.

  20. Jalihal, D.R., K.N. Sankoli & S. Shenoy. 1993. Evolution of larval developmental patterns and process of freshwaterization in the shrimp genus Macrobrachium, Bate, 1868 (Decapoda, Palaemonidae). Crustaceana 65(3): 365-376.

  21. Jayachandran, K.V. & A.V. Raji. 2004. Three new species of Macrobrachium Bate, 1868 (Decapoda, Palaemonidae) from the western ghats of Kerala State, India. Crustaceana 77(10): 1179-1192.

  22. Kensley, B. & J. Walker. 1982. Palaemonid shrimps from the Amason Basin, Brasil (Crustacea, Decapoda, Palaemonidae). Smithsonian Contributions Zool. 362: 1-28.

  23. Kutty, M.N. & W.C. Valenti. 2010. Culture of other freshwater shrimp species. Pp. 502-523 in: Freshwater shrimps: biology andfarming. / Ed. by M.B. New, W.C. et al. Wiley-Blackwell, Chichester.

  24. Kwon, C.S. & Y. Uno. 1968. The larval development of Palaemon modestus (Heller) in the laboratory. LaMer. 6(2): 263-278.

  25. Kwon, C.S. & Y. Uno. 1969. The larval development of Macrobrachium nipponense (De Haan) reared in laboratory. La Mer. 7(4): 31-46.

  26. Li, X.Z., R.Y. Liu & X.Q. Liang. 2003. The zoogeography of Chinese Palaemonoidea fauna. Biodiversity Sci. 11(5): 393-406.

  27. Magalhaes, C. 1988. The larval development of palaemonid shrimp from the Amazon region reared in the laboratory. III. Extremely abbreviated development of Palaemonetes mercedae Pereira, 1986 (Crustacea, Decapoda). Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment 23(1): 1-8.

  28. Magalhaes, C. 1989. The larval development of palaemonid shrimp from the Amazon region reared in the laboratory. VI. Abbreviated development of Macrobrachium nattereri (Heller, 1862) (Crustacea: Decapoda). Amazoniana 10(4): 379-392.

  29. Magalhaes, C. 2000. Abbreviated larval development of Macrobrachium jelskii (Miers, 1877) (Crustacea: Decapoda: Palaemonidae) from the Rio Solimoes floodplain, Brazil, reared in the laboratory. Nauplius 8(1): 1-14.

  30. Magalhaes, C. 2001. Diversity, distribution, and habitats of the macro-invertebrate fauna of the Rio Paraguay and Rio Apa, Paraguay, with emphasis on decapod crustaceans. Pp. 68-72 in: A biological assessment of the aquatic ecosystems of the Rio Paraguay Basin, Alto Paraguay, Paraguay. / Ed. by B. Cherno et al. RAP Bull Biol Assess 19. Conservation International, Washington, DC.

  31. Magalhaes, C. 2016. Abbreviated larval development of Macrobrachium inpa Kensley and Walker, 1982 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Palaemonidae) from an Amazon Basin forest stream, Brazil, reared in the laboratory. Nauplius 24(8): 1-15.

  32. Magalhaes, C. & I. Walker. 1988. Larval development and ecological distribution of Central Amazonian palaemonid shrimps (Decapoda, Caridea). Crustaceana 55(3): 279-292.

  33. Mantel, S.K. & D. Dudgeon. 2004. Dietary variation in a predatory shrimp Macrobrachium hainanense (Palaemonidae) in Hong Kong forest streams. Archiv fur Hydrobiologie 160(3): 305-328.

  34. Mantel S.K. & D. Dudgeon. 2005. Reproduction and sexual dimorphism of the palaemonid shrimp Macrobrachium hainanense in Hong Kong streams. J. Crustacean Biol. 25(3): 450-459.

  35. Mashiko, K. 1983. Comparison of growth pattern until sexual maturity between the estuarine and upper freshwater populations of the shrimp Macrobrachium nipponense (de Haan) within a river. Jap. J. Zool. 33:207-212.

  36. Mashiko, K. 1990. Diversified egg and clutch sizes among local populations of the fresh-water shrimp Macrobrachium nipponense (de Haan). J. Crustacean Biol. 10(2): 306-314.

  37. Mejia-Ortiz, L.M., R.G. Hartnoll and M. Lopez-Mejia. 2010. The abbreviated larval develop-ment of Macrobrachium totonacum Mejia, Alvarez & Hartnoll, 2003 (Decapoda, Palaemonidae), reared in the laboratory. Crustaceana 83(1): 1-16.

  38. Mejia-Ortiz, L.M. & M. Lopez-Mejia. 2011. Freshwater shrimps of the genus Macrobrachium (Decapoda, Palaemonidae) with abbreviated development from the Papaloapan River basin, Veracruz, Mexico: distribution and new species. Crustaceana 8: 949-973.

  39. Melo, S.G. & A.L. Brossi-Garcia. 1999. Postembryonic development of Macrobrachium petronioi (Caridea: Palaemonidae) in the laboratory. J. Crustacean Biol. 19(3): 622-642.

  40. Mossolin, E.C., D.F. Peiro, F.L. Mantelatto et al. 2013. Population and reproductive features of the freshwater shrimp Macrobrachium jelskii (Miers, 1877) from Sao Paulo State, Brazil. Acta Scientiarum. Biol. Scien.Maringa 35(3): 429-436.

  41. Munasinghe, D.H. 2010. Phylogenetic positions of some species of the genus Macrobrachium Bate, 1868 (Crustacea, Decapoda, Palaemonidae) in Sri Lanka. J.Natn. Sci. Foundation Sri Lanka 38(3): 193-199.

  42. Murphy, N.P. & C.M. Austin. 2005. Phylogenetic relationships of the globally distributed freshwater shrimp genus Macrobrachium (Crustacea: Decapoda: Palaemonidae): biogeography, taxonomy and the convergent evolution of abbreviated larval development. Zoologica Scripta 34(2): 187-197.

  43. Nazari, E.M., M.S. Simxes-Costa, Y.M.R. Muller et al. 2003. Comparisons of fecundity, egg size, and egg mass volume of the freshwater shrimps Macrobrachium potiuna and Macro brachium olfersi (Decapoda, Palaemonidae). J. Crustacean Biol. 23(4): 862-368.

  44. New, M.B. 2005. Freshwater shrimp farming: global status, recent research and a glance at the future. Aquacult. Res. 36(3): 210-230.

  45. Odinetz Collart, O. & H. Rabelo. 1996. Variation in egg size of the fresh-water shrimp Macrobrachium amazonicum (Decapoda: Palaemonidae). J. of Crustacean Biol. 16(4): 684-688.

  46. Oh, C.W., H.L. Suh, K.Y. Park et al. 2002. Growth and reproductive biology of the freshwater shrimp Exopalaemon modestus (Decapoda: Palaemonidae) in a lake of Korea. J. Crustacean Biol. 22(2): 357-366.

  47. Rodriquez, C. 1982. Fresh-water shrimps (Crustacea, Decapoda, Natantia) of the Orinoco Basin and the Venezuelan Guayana. J. Crustacean Biol. 2(3): 378-391.

  48. Shokita, S. 1973. Abbreviated larval development of the fresh-water shrimp Macrobrachium shokitai Fujino et Baba (Decapoda, Palaemonidae) from Iriomote Island of the Ryukyus. Annot. Zool. Japonenses 46(2): 111-118.

  49. Shokita, S. 1977. Abbreviated metamorphosis of land-locked fresh-water shrimp, Macrobra-chium asperulum (Von Martens) from Taiwan. Annot. Zool. Japonenses 50(2): 110-122.

  50. Shokita, S., M. Takeda, S. Sittilert & T. Polpakdee. 1991. Abbreviated larval development of a freshwater shrimp, Macrobrachium niphanae, Shokita and Takeda (Decapoda: Palaemonidae), from Thailand. J. Crustacean Biol. 11(1): 90-102.

  51. Tejeda-Mazariegos, J.C. & L.M. Mejia-Ortiz. 2015. Anew species of freshwater shrimp ofthe genus Macrobrachium (Decapoda, Palaemonidae) from Guatemala. Crustaceana 5: 541-550.

  52. Uno, Y. & C.S. Kwon. 1969. The larval development of Macrobrachium rosenbergii (De Man) reared in laboratory. J. Tokyo Univ. Fish. 55(2): 179-190.

  53. Valencia, D. & M. Campos. 2007. Freshwater shrimps of the genus Macrobrachium Bate, 1868 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Palaemonidae) of Colombia. Zootaxa 1456: 1-44.

  54. Walsh, C.J. 1993. Larval development of Paratya australiensis Kemp, 1917 (Decapoda: Caridea: Atyidae), reared in the laboratory, with comparisons of fecundity and egg and larval size between estuarine and riverine environments. J. of Crustacean Biol. 13(3): 456-480.

  55. Zeug, S., G. O'Leary, T. Sommer & B. Harrell. 2002. Introduced palaemonid shrimp invades the Yolo Bypass floodplain. IEP Newsletter 15(1): 13-15.

Articles with similar content:

Characterization of Plankton and the Ecological Sanitary State of the Cooling Reservoir of the Ladyzhin Thermal Power Station
Hydrobiological Journal, Vol.34, 1998, issue 4-5
S. I. Kosheleva, R. A. Kalinichenko, O. A. Sergeyeva
Macrophytes of the Exclusion Zone of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station: the Formation of Plant Communities and Peculiarities of Radioactive Contamination of the Left-Bank Floodplain of the Pripyat River
Hydrobiological Journal, Vol.38, 2002, issue 5
D. I. Gudkov, L. N. Zub, A. L. Savitskiy
Forming of Size Structure and Density of the Oriental River Shrimp Macrobrachium nipponense in the Warm-Water Polyculture of the Fishery Ponds
Hydrobiological Journal, Vol.54, 2018, issue 3
V. F. Kulesh, A. V. Alekhnovych
Radioactive Contamination of Ukrainian Mushrooms
International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms, Vol.7, 2005, issue 3
Nickolai D. Kuchma, S. A. Syrchin, Anna A. Grodzinskaya
Effect of Acidulation of Higher Aquatic Plants Exemplified by Lemna minor L.
Hydrobiological Journal, Vol.43, 2007, issue 5
I. V. Grib, I. A. Chemeris