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Question about Caridina typus distribution in QLD


JimmyDale
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Hi All, I'm new to the forum and interested in keeping Caridina typus.

https://biocache.ala.org.au/occurrences/search?taxa=Caridina+typus#tab_mapView

A quick search on ALA (link^) shows that C. typus distribution in Australia is restricted to NE QLD although the species is found across Southern Africa, SE Asia, Japan etc. So I wonder if the distribution in Australia is possibly larger than the records show? My question is, have any of you collected C. typus in other parts of QLD further south than Mackay? Possibly as far down as Brisbane area? And any info about the habitat you collected from, photos etc? 

Thanks a lot, Jim

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Good question Jim! @jayc will be the one to know, or will know who to try to direct you to.

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11 hours ago, JimmyDale said:

So I wonder if the distribution in Australia is possibly larger than the records show? My question is, have any of you collected C. typus in other parts of QLD further south than Mackay?

C. Typus are supposed to be distributed as far south as NSW, and as far north as NT. However, no one has reported catching one that we know of further south than NE QLD.

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@jayc thanks for that! Where did you find that distribution map? 

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