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    • Anostraca
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    • Fairy shrimp

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Recent observations

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.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Fairy shrimp Order Anostraca

Observer

faerthen

Date

August 7, 2014 03:50 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

benhutchins

Date

May 30, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

benhutchins

Date

May 15, 2014

Description

Picture of small pool, many individuals in small pool on granite outcrop. Keyed to genus using Thorp and Covich.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

anostraca06

Date

September 2, 2011

Photos / Sounds

What

Fairy shrimp Order Anostraca

Observer

bouteloua

Date

April 7, 2014 04:39 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Fairy shrimp (Order Anostraca) Order Anostraca

Observer

paulhurtado

Date

April 6, 2014 01:06 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Fairy shrimp Order Anostraca

Observer

naturalist39

Date

February 17, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Chirocefalo di Marchesoni Chirocephalus marchesonii

Date

June 23, 2007 02:52 PM CEST

Description

The "Lago di Pilato" is a lake in a deep u-shaped valley below Monte Vettore, a mountain in the Italian Central Apennines.

There are two basins that sometimes are connected. When I took the picture, in June 2007, the two basins were not connected.

The two basins were connected in June 2009 (?), see this picture http://www.flickr.com/photos/33434902@N04/3624776024/ by Fabrizio Di Meo.

Photos / Sounds

What

Fairy shrimp Order Anostraca

Observer

biosam

Date

September 9, 2013 03:33 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Fairy shrimp Order Anostraca

Observer

biosam

Date

August 7, 2013

Photos / Sounds

What

Fairy shrimp Order Anostraca

Observer

faerthen

Date

July 19, 2013
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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...

No range data available.