comparando contra una taparosca.
Aproximadamente miden 2 cm. Este ejemplar es una hembra. Se aprecia su saco de huevecillos. Solo pude encontrar hembras.
This may be the neatest thing I saw at Enchanted Rock--tiny "fairy shrimp" in the vernal pools. They weren't actually all that hard to spot, though they were quite the challenge to photograph, being fairly active, translucent, and tiny.
One of their peculiarities is that they swim upside-down (so to speak), with the legs on top and their bodies below. You can kind of see this from the odd shape of the shrimp to the bottom left of this photo.
From a small forest pond that usually doesn't dry up
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...