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brine shrimp

n.
Any of various small crustaceans of the genus Artemia that inhabit highly saline ponds and lakes and are often used as food for farmed fish and shellfish and for aquarium fish.

brine′ shrimp`


n.
any fairy shrimp of the genus Artemia.
[1830–40]
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Noun1.brine shrimp - common to saline lakesbrine shrimp - common to saline lakes    
branchiopod, branchiopod crustacean, branchiopodan - aquatic crustaceans typically having a carapace and many pairs of leaflike appendages used for swimming as well as respiration and feeding
Artemia, Chirocephalus, genus Artemia, genus Chirocephalus - fairy shrimp; brine shrimp
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Every year the flamingos flock to the salt lake to feed off of brine shrimps, with many of them staying all-year round if the conditions remain perfect.
10 brine shrimps were transferred to each vial by pasture pipette both in model treatedand in the control vials and raised the volumes up to 5 ml in each vial by using sea salt solution.
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The writing is taut and easy to read and it is pleasing to see that nomenclature is up-to-date: things like recognising that the Silver Gull now resides in the genus Chroicocephalus and the fact that the freshwater species of the Anostraca are known as Fairy Shrimps while their saline counterparts are Brine Shrimps.
Brine shrimps are found in inland and coastal saline and hypersaline waters throughout the world, with the exception of Antarctica (Triantaphyllidis et al.
2004) have assessed the pattern of variation of mitochondrial DNA of Chilean brine shrimps by restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis.
The extract was found to be moderately cytotoxic to the Brine shrimps at high concentration with [LC.
In December 2009, an Iranian research institute announced that human activities and drought in Lake Orumieh have endangered the small brine shrimps of the lake, which serve as food for migratory birds.