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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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The high salinities of the GSL support dense populations of only two macroinvertebrates, brine shrimp (Artemia franciscana) and brine flies (Ephydra spp.
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It's a bizarre place, a giant super-saline high desert lake with fluctuating waters in which nothing but brine shrimp can live.
The pre-screening bioassays that useful are brine shrimp lethality: a rapid general bioassay for bio-active compounds.
Secret recipes made of fishy-smelling dough predominated while a few fishermen used tiny brine shrimp.
The brine shrimp Artemia Leach, 1819 (Branchiopoda: Anostraca) comprises a number of bisexual species and parthenogenetic strains that are morphologically similar.
But there is much to learn and think about in this collection, which bursts with stories of strange human endeavors such as growing monstrously large pumpkins or creating hybrid brine shrimp to sell as "sea monkeys.
Paralarval squid were fed brine shrimp and commercial rations, which they ingested.
Cytotoxic potential of whole plant or plant part extracts were measured by the brine shrimp (Artemia salina) nauplii lethality assays.
From pink flamingos hunting brine shrimp in salt flats, to iridescent-winged petroleum flies hatching in oil, this book celebrates the incredible diversity and adaptability of life.
Brine shrimp lethality test is a preliminary screening system for evaluating the toxicity of plant extracts using laboratory cultured Artemia salina.
At The Lost Chambers Aquarium marine animal nursery, where they are currently being raised, they are fed Mysis shrimp, Brine shrimp and Cyclops.