Fairy shrimp in one of the Huecos of Hueco Tanks.
Photo Credit: Maria Valles
Abundant in vernal pool with mosquito larvae, wood frogs and red spotted newts.
or (Branchinecta lynchi) ?
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...