Table 1

List of pet-traded species of decapod crustaceans and their families, availability on market (VC, very common; C, common; R, rare; VR, very rare), potential invasiveness (FI-ISK score), risk category (FI-ISK category), nursery environment required for larval or juvenile development, environment for adult individuals (B, brackish water; F, freshwater), and native distribution (AF, Africa; AU, Australia; EA, East Asia; J, Japanese Archipelago; NA, North America; NG, New Guinea; SEA, South-eastern Asia).

Species Family Availability FI-ISK Nursery environment Adulthood environment Native distribution

      Score Category      
Atya gabonensis Atyidae C 4 Medium B F AF
Atyopsis moluccensis Atyidae C 3 Medium B F SEA
Caridina babaulti Atyidae R −2 Low F F SA
Caridina cantonensis Atyidae VC −2 Low F F SEA
Caridina multidentata Atyidae VC 1 Medium B F EA, J
Caridina sp. Sulawesi Atyidae VR NE*   F F SEA
Macrobrachium nipponense Palaemonidae R 14 Medium F, B F EA, SEA, J
Macrobrachium sp. Palaemonidae R NE*   ? F EA
Neocaridina heteropoda Atyidae VC 5 Medium F F EA, J
Neocaridina zhangjiajiensis Atyidae R 0 Medium F F EA
Palaemon modestus Palaemonidae R 10 Medium F F EA
Cherax destructor Parastacidae R 20 High F F AU
Cherax quadricarinatus Parastacidae R 5 Medium F F AU, NG
Procambarus clarkii Cambaridae R 27 High F F NA
Procambarus fallax f. virginalis Cambaridae C 30 High F F NA**
Potamon potamios Potamidae VR 8 Medium F F NE

NE, not evaluated due to uncertain species identification.


Native occurrence is not yet known.

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