The Spinicaudatan Clam Shrimp Genus Leptestheria Sars, 1898 (Crustacea, Branchiopoda) in California
The spinicaudatan clam shrimp genus Leptestheria, the only genus of the family Leptestheriidae known from North America, is reported for the first time from California. Leptestheria compleximanus (Packard, 1877), which earlier had been erroneously reported from California (based on specimens collected in Baja California, Mexico), was found in two locations in the western Mojave Desert of California, where it occurs sympatrically with notostracans and anostracans. Some brief notes on natural history of the species, and a taxonomic synonymy, are provided.
Martin, Joel W. and Cash-Clark, Cora E.
"The Spinicaudatan Clam Shrimp Genus Leptestheria Sars, 1898 (Crustacea, Branchiopoda) in California,"
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