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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Spinytail Fairy Shrimp Streptocephalus sealii

Observer

wiggfaulkner

Date

January 20, 2017

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mono Lake Brine Shrimp Artemia monica

Observer

huracan

Date

December 22, 2016 02:45 PM CST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Vernal Pool Fairy Shrimp Branchinecta lynchi

Date

January 16, 2017 01:45 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

yzafc

Date

January 18, 2017 03:15 PM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

comparando contra una taparosca.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

yzafc

Date

January 18, 2017 03:15 PM PST

Description

Aproximadamente miden 2 cm. Este ejemplar es una hembra. Se aprecia su saco de huevecillos. Solo pude encontrar hembras.

Photos / Sounds

What

San Diego Fairy Shrimp Branchinecta sandiegonensis

Observer

rdm24

Date

January 2, 2017 04:21 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

What

Fairy Shrimp Order Anostraca

Observer

plectrudis

Date

December 29, 2016 12:13 AM CST

Description

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.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

gonodactylus

Date

May 3, 2014 04:23 PM CDT

Description

From a small forest pond that usually doesn't dry up

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

dcoopercem

Date

February 1, 2010

Photos / Sounds

Observer

ncowey

Date

November 27, 2016 10:59 AM CST

Photos / Sounds

What

Mono Lake Brine Shrimp Artemia monica

Observer

madfox

Date

June 3, 2012 11:42 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

agaggino

Date

July 29, 2016

Place

Italy (Google, OSM)

Description

in accoppiamento

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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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