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Recent observations

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What

Frühjahrskiemenfuß Eubranchipus grubii

Observer

martingrimm

Date

April 11, 2015 09:24 AM CEST

Photos / Sounds

What

Vernal Pool Fairy Shrimp Branchinecta lynchi

Observer

abr

Date

April 5, 2014 10:24 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

vikkijackson

Date

February 14, 2015 02:36 PM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

High numbers in this closed depressions wetland

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Fairy shrimp Order Anostraca

Observer

devinfranklin

Date

February 2, 2015 02:28 PM CST

Description

Invertebrates swimming in pools of water on top of a large, bare-faced granite dome. Small (larger than a mosquito larva), propelled by numerous cilia.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

pintail

Date

June 27, 2014

Description

Chungjoo

Photos / Sounds

Observer

pete_woods

Date

April 24, 2008 01:02 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

juancruzado

Date

June 26, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mono Lake Brine Shrimp Artemia monica

Date

January 14, 2015 01:40 PM EST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Captive, not wild.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ncowey

Date

January 20, 2004

Description

Close-up photo of head shows the amplexial appendages of a male. The photo of the entire fairy shrimp is a female with eggs.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

finatic

Date

August 30, 2014 07:49 PM PDT

Description

Imperial County, California, US

Photos / Sounds

Observer

jaykeller

Date

August 30, 2014 07:51 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

san diego fairy shrimp Branchinecta sandiegonensis

Observer

rdm24

Date

March 1, 2009

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

There's a small vernal pool on the pathway at the top of the mesa. It was teaming with fairy shrimp. I've never seen shrimp in that pool since. In fact, I don't even see the pool in most years. Tentatively IDed as the San Diego Fairy Shrimp, based on geography and consultation with one D.C. Rogers.

I suppose there are more pools on the mesa, beyond the fence line.

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Description from Wikipedia

Anostraca is one of the four orders of crustaceans in the class Branchiopoda; its members are also known as fairy shrimp. They are usually 6–25 mm (0.24–0.98 in) long (exceptionally up to 170 mm or 6.7 in). Most species have 20 body segments, bearing 11 pairs of leaf-like phyllopodia (swimming legs), and the body lacks a carapace. They live in vernal pools and hypersaline lakes across the world, including pools in deserts, in ice-covered mountain lakes and in Antarctica. They...

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