The Biodiversity of the South China Sea

Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research

Moosa, M. K., 2000. Marine biodiversity of the South China Sea: A checklist of stomatopod crustacea. Raffles Bull. Zool., Suppl. 8: 405-457.
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MARINE BIODIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH CHINA SEA:
A CHECKLIST OF STOMATOPOD CRUSTACEA


Mohammad Kasim Moosa
Research and Development Centre for Oceanology, Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Jakarta, Indonesia


ABSTRACT. - Study on literature reveals that the stomatopod fauna of the South China Sea and the adjacent waters is very rich, although some areas such as the offshore waters of Borneo and the islands located at the southern part of this region are still very poorly surveyed. A total of 116 species belonging to 51 genera of 13 families and four superfamiles. The Superfamily Bathysquilloidea is represented by two species of one genus, the Gonodactyloidea is represented by 39 species of 19 genera, the Lysiosquilloidea is represented by 14 species of eight genera and the Squilloidea is represented by 58 species of 32 genera.