Siboualipha S.1, Korovchinsky N.M.2, Sanoamuang L.1 2020. Species composition of Sididae (Branchiopoda: Cladocera) in Vientiane Province and Vientiane City, Laos // Invertebrate Zoology. Vol.17. No.2: 162–175 [in English].

1 Applied Taxonomic Research Center, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, KhonKaen University, KhonKaen 40002, Thailand. E-mails: ;

2 A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Leninsky prospect 33, Moscow 119071, Russian Federation. E-mail:

doi: 10.15298/invertzool.17.2.06

ABSTRACT: The species composition of the Sididae (Branchiopoda: Cladocera) of Laos (Vientiane Province and Vientiane City) was studied, based on 52 samples from 28 localities. Five species were recorded, with the genus Diaphanosoma represented by three. Two other genera, Pseudosida and Sida, had one species each (Pseudosida szalayi Daday, 1898 and Sida cf. americana Korovchinsky, 1979). The latter taxon, probably invasive, is new to Laos and to South-East Asia. In most cases two species of Sididae co-occurred but in eight localities combinations of three and four species were seen.

KEY WORDS: Cladocera, Sididae, species composition, Laos, South-East Asia.

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