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Abstract

Grandidierella gilesi Chilton, 1921 (Amphipoda, aoridae), first encounter of non-indigenous amphipod in the Lam Ta Khong River, Nakhon Ratchasima province, north-eastern Thailand.

Abstract

The first record of the non-indigenous, alien amphipod Grandidierella gilesi in the Lam Ta Khong River is presented. Previously, this Indo-Pacific amphipod had only been reported in the Indian Ocean, the Andaman Sea, the Gulf of Thailand, the South China Sea and Australia. In Thailand, G. gilesi was previously reported in an isolated pond in Bangkok. The present study constitutes another record of this species in inland water. The characteristics and variation of G. gilesi, observed in this study, are also discussed. All the specimens described here are preserved at the Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Natural History Museum, Prince of Songkla University, Songkla, Thailand.