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    • Fairy Shrimps
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    • Anostraca

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

San Francisco Brine Shrimp Artemia franciscana

Observer

cullin

Date

June 11, 2016 07:47 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

hdliv

Date

February 4, 2013 08:49 PM EST

Photos / Sounds

Observer

benhutchins

Date

September 17, 2016 09:15 PM CDT

Description

Thanks #beschwar for the keen eye.

Photos / Sounds

What

Spinytail Fairy Shrimp Streptocephalus sealii

Observer

jgarwood

Date

August 4, 2016 10:39 AM PDT

Description

found is a small montane ephemeral pond. ~200 individuals.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Spinytail Fairy Shrimp Streptocephalus sealii

Observer

dominic

Date

August 27, 2016 12:17 PM PDT

Description

I took a break by a pond and decided to look for herps. Well I saw some things swimming in the water that looked like fish. Well they were swimming and looked funny for fish and there was no streams, riveres, wash offs that led to the pond so I decided to catch one. It turned out to be a fairy shrimp. Boy was I jumping for joy when I found that out.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

stevejones

Date

August 16, 2016 07:12 AM MDT

Description

Beaver-tail fairy shrimp

Photos / Sounds

Observer

stevejones

Date

August 16, 2016 07:17 AM MDT

Description

Red-tail fairy shrimp

Photos / Sounds

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What

Fairy Shrimp Order Anostraca

Observer

robberfly

Date

July 27, 2016 11:25 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Spinytail Fairy Shrimp Streptocephalus sealii

Observer

loarie

Date

July 21, 2016 04:07 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Fairy Shrimp Order Anostraca

Observer

hannahj

Date

July 20, 2016 04:24 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Spinytail Fairy Shrimp Streptocephalus sealii

Observer

faerthen

Date

July 20, 2016 04:25 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mono Lake Brine Shrimp Artemia monica

Date

June 25, 2016 10:35 AM PDT
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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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