Freshwater crayfish evolution

Phylogeny and evolution of freshwater crayfish are analysed using morphological, developmental, and molecular data. Based on the phylogenetic tree questions concerning biogeography and reproduction biology of freshwater crayfish are discussed. The discovery of a parthenogenetic crayfish was of particular interest.

Principal investigators
Scholtz, Gerhard Prof. Dr. rer. nat. (Details) (Comparative Zoology)

Duration of project
Start date: 01/1998
End date: 12/2008

Alwes, F. and Scholtz, G. (2006) "Stages and other aspects of the embryology of the parthenogenetic Marmorkrebs (Decapoda, Reptantia, Astacida)" Dev Genes Evol 216, 169-184

Braband, A., Kawai, T. and Scholtz, G. (2006) "The phylogenetic position of the East Asian freshwater crayfish Cambaroides within the Northern Hemisphere Astacoidea (Crustacea, Decapoda, Astacida) based on molecular data" J Zool Syst Evol Res 44, 17-24

Scholtz G., Braband A., Tolley L., Reimann A., Mittmann B., Lukhaup C., Steuerwald F. and Vogt G. (2003) "Parthenogenesis in an outsider crayfish" Nature 421, 806

Kawai, T. and Scholtz, G. (2002) "Behavior of juveniles of the Japanese endemic species Cambaroides japonicus (Decapoda: Astacidea: Cambaridae) with observations on the position of the spermatophore attachment on the adult females." J Crust Biol 22, 532-537

Scholtz G. and Kawai T. (2002) "Aspects of embryonic and post-embryonic development of the Japanese crayfish Cambaroides japonicus (Crustacea, Decapoda) including a hypothesis on the evolution of maternal care in the Astacida" Acta Zool 83, 202-212

Scholtz G. (2002) "Phylogeny and Evolution" in Biology of Freshwater Crayfish (ed. D. M. Holdich) Blackwell Science, Oxford 30-52, plates 10-16

Scholtz G. (1999) "Freshwater Crayfish Evolution" Freshwater Crayfish 12 37-48

Scholtz G. (1998) "Von Zellen und Kontinenten - die Evolution der Flusskrebse (Decapoda, Astacida)" Stapfia 58 (NF) 137 205-212

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