Published on 27 October 2010
This inventory of the freshwater environment of Guadeloupe has allowed the recording of 14 species of decapod crustaceans and 16 species of fish. Each is presented in a summary file (morphology, biology, distribution and threats) accompanied by a distribution map and a photograph. Two identification keys complement the descriptions. This work also deals with the different characteristics of the habitats in this archipelago: geology, topology, climate, hydrography, significance of the aquatic populations, threats to habitats and conservation. The IUCN status of endangered species on Guadeloupe is given in a table and a historical summary allows introduced and acclimatized species to be placed in context.