Alona pulchella King, 1853

CHATTERJEE, TAPAS, KOTOV, ALEXEY A., DAMME, KAY VAN, CHANDRASEKHAR, S. V. A. & PADHYE, SAMEER, 2013, An annotated checklist of the Cladocera (Crustacea: Branchiopoda) from India, Zootaxa 3667 (1), pp. 1-89 : 39

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Alona pulchella King, 1853
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(77) Alona pulchella King, 1853  

Indian records. Andaman & Nicobar Islands — Venkataraman (2000a); Assam —Sharma B.K. & Sharma S. (2010); Andhra Pradesh — Chandrasekhar (2004a); Bihar —Sharma B.K. & Sharma S. (2001); Delhi — Arora & Mehra (2009); Goa— Rane (2008); Gujarat — Petkovski (1966); Jharkhand — Venkataraman & Nandi (1997); Kerala — Subhash Babu & Thomas (2007); Maharashtra — Rane (2002, 2005a, b, 2006), Pandit et al. (2007), Jayabhaye (2010); Meghalaya —Sharma S. (2010a), Sharma B.K. & Sharma S. (2011); Punjab— Battish (1981), Battish & Kumari (1986); Maharashtra — Pawar & Pulle (2005), Pandit et al. (2007), Vaidya & Patale (2012); Tamil Nadu —Michael & Sharma B.K. (1988), Venkataraman (1995a); Raghunathan & Suresh Kumar (2002, 2009), Mohideen et al. (2008), Rane (2005b, 2009); Tripura —Vekataraman (1995b), Venkataraman & Das (2000); West Bengal —Sharma B.K. (1978), Michael & Sharma B.K. (1988), Venkataraman & Das (1983), Nandi et al. (1993), Venkataraman & Nandi (1997), Venkataraman (1998c), Bilgrami (1991a), Sinha & Khan (2000), Chandrasekhar & Chatterjee (2002), Khan (2003), Nandi & Das (2003), Datta (2011); General record— Fernando & Kanduru (1984); Sharma B.K. & Michael (1987), Murugan et al. (1998); Raghunathan & Suresh Kumar (2003).

Remarks. Valid species described from Australia ( King 1853a). There are several pulchella   -like taxa in the Oriental zone which need to be revised (Van Damme et al. 2010), yet true A. pulchella   is quite common in India and easily confused with A. cambouei   and a number of closely related species.

Distribution. The A. pulchella   group is cosmopolitan, but the true A. pulchella   is restricted to Australia ( Sinev 2001c).