Vachira Lheknim, Thai carcinologist, ichthyologist and malacologist‎.

  • Ph.D. (Tropical Marine Ecology & Fisheries Biology) James Cook University, Australia, 2002.
  • B.Sc. (Aquatic Science) Prince of Songkla University, Thailand, 1983.
  • Contact Details: Department of Biology, Prince of Songkla University Hatyai, Songkhla, 90112 THAILAND Phone: +66-7428-8064, +66-7428-8534 Fax: +66 74 558840 E-mail:

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  • Leelawathanagoon, P., Lheknim, V. & Ng, P.K.L. 2005. On a new species of freshwater crab of the genus Johora (Brachyura, Potamidae) from peninsular Thailand. Crustaceana 78(1): 59-66. Brill. DOI: 10.1163/1568540054024583 PDF ResearchGate   Reference page
  • Leelawathanagoon, P., Lheknim, V. & Ng, P.K.L. 2010. On a new species of freshwater crab of the genus Terrapotamon (Brachyuara: Potamidae) from Peninsular Thailand. Crustaceana 83(1): 49–59.
  • Sa-nguansil & Lheknim, V. 2010. The occurrence and reproductive status of Yucatán molly Poecilia velifera (Regan, 1914) (Poeciliidae; Cyprinodontiformes): an alien fish invading the Songkhla Lake Basin, Thailand. Aquatic Invasions 5: 423–430.
  • Chen, W.J., Lheknim, V. & Mayden, R.L. 2009. Molecular phylogeny of the Cobitoidea (Teleostei: Cypriniformes) revisited: position of enigmatic loach Ellopostoma resolved with six nuclear genes. J. Fish Biol. 75: 2197–2208.
  • Lheknim, V. & Leelawathanagoon, P. 2009. Phricotelphusa callianira (De Man, 1887) a new record freshwater crab for Thailand. The Journal of Threatened Taxa 1: 461–465.
  • Wangkulangkul, K. & Lheknim, V. 2008. The occurrence of an invasive alien mussel Mytilopsis adamsi Morrison, 1946 (Bivalvia: Dreissenidae) in estuaries and lagoons of the lower south of the Gulf of Thailand with comments on their establishment. Aquatic Invasions 3: 325–330.
  • Lheknim, V. 2005. Ecological Issues in Phangnga Bay: Consequence of Land Use Patterns. Proceedings of the International Conference “Environmental Hazards and Geomorphology in Monsoon Asia: Progress in Process Study and GIS Mapping”. PSU and Japanese Geomorphological Union.
  • Lheknim, V. 2004. Annotated checklist for a collection of fishes from Tapi River Basin, south Thailand. The Natural History Journal of Chulalongkorn University 4(2): 83–98.
  • Lheknim, V. & Sakai, K. 2014. Two new species of the genera Neocallichirus and Wolffogebia (Decapoda, Pleocyemata) from Thale Sap Songkhla, Songkhla Lagoon System, Songkhla Province, Thailand. Crustaceana, 87(1): 91–100. Abstract: DOI: 10.1163/15685403-00003269
  • Lheknim, V. & Ng, P.K.L. 2016. A new species of long-legged terrestrial Terrapotamon Ng, 1986 (Crustacea: Brachyura: Potamidae) from limestone formations in Satun, southern Thailand. Zootaxa 4200(1): 143–152. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4200.1.6. Reference page
  • Yolanda, R., Sawamoto, S. & Lheknim, V. 2019. A new species in the genus Heteromysoides (Crustacea, Mysida, Mysidae) from Songkhla Lagoon, southern Thailand. Zoosystematics and Evolution, 95(2): 535–542. DOI: 10.3897/zse.95.39214   Reference page
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