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Dr Fransen, Charles


Charles Fransen is a permanent researcher and curator of Crustacea at Naturalis Biodiversity Centre and an examiner of the Biology Education at Leiden University. His main research interests are in taxonomy, phylogeny, biogeography and ecology of symbiotic shrimps. Through combined morphological and molecular phylogenetic analyses of selected groups of shrimps in combination with the study of their distribution patterns and host-relations, hypothesis on the evolutionary history of these groups are formulated. Special attention is given to the symbotic Palaemonidae comprising about 600 species. The co-evolutionary component is studied by means of comparisons between phylogenetic patterns of both shrimps and hosts. Charles is involved in WoRMS since 2008, as editor for the Decapoda. He co-authored The Carideorum Catalogue with Sammy De Grave and this catalogue forms the basis for the shrimps in WoRMS.

Taxonomic term: Decapoda [WoRMS]

Institutes (3)  Top | Institutes | Publications | Datasets 
  • Naturalis Biodiversity Center (NBC), more
  • Direct contact at institute:
  • DecaNet eds.
  • Function: Taxonomic editor
  • WoRMS Editorial Board (WoRMS editors), more
  • Function: Taxonomic editor

Datasets (4)  Top | Institutes | Publications | Datasets 
  • Checklist of the West African Anomura (Galatheidea and Lithodidae), FAO fishing areas 34 and part of 47
  • Checklist of the West African Brachyura, FAO fishing areas 34 and part of 47
  • Checklist of the West African shrimps (Dendrobranchiata and Caridea), FAO fishing areas 34 and part of 47
  • DecaNet: World List of Decapoda, more

Publications (24)  Top | Institutes | Publications | Datasets 
A1 Publications (11) [show]
Peer reviewed publications (6) [show]
Books (5) [show]
Book chapters (2) [show]

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