fairy shrimp(redirected from Chirocephalus Diaphanus)
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Related to Chirocephalus Diaphanus: Vernal pool, Triops, tadpole shrimp, Anostraca, Clam shrimp, Triop
Any of various small branchiopod crustaceans of the order Anostraca that lack a carapace and characteristically swim upside-down, found in freshwater habitats and saline lakes.
(Animals) any small freshwater branchiopod crustacean of the genera Chirocephalus, Artemia, etc, having a transparent body with many appendages and habitually swimming on its back: order Anostraca
any transparent branchiopod crustacean of the order Anostraca, of freshwater ponds.
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|Noun||1.||fairy shrimp - small freshwater branchiopod having a transparent body with many appendages; swims on its back|
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