78 to the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) to conduct a research project to improve conservation and management of the federally endangered longhorn fairy shrimp
in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties.
These potholes are inhabited by numerous organisms adapted to this alternating wet--dry cycle, including fairy shrimp
(Anostraca) Branchinecta packardi and Streptocephalus texanus, clam shrimp Leptestheria compleximanus and Eulimnadia inflecta, and tadpole shrimp (Notostraca) Triops longicaudatus (Graham, http://geochange.
98 USING NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM COLLECTIONS TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE GENETIC DIVERSITY OF ENDANGERED FAIRY SHRIMP
(CRUSTACEA: BRANCHIOPODA: ANOSTRACA)
One organism that has become something akin to a mascot for military environmentalism on Salisbury Plain is the fairy shrimp
The other group, which was generally favoured, thought they came from a class of crustaceans called branchiopods, which include brine shrimp and fairy shrimp
It is also home to 14 threatened and endangered animal species including San Diego fairy shrimp
(Branchinecta sandiegonensis), Riverside fairy shrimp
(Streptocephalus wootori), arroyo southwestern toad (Bufo californicus microscaphus), steelhead salmon (Oncorhynchus mykiss), tidewater goby (Eucyclogobius newberry), Stephens' kangaroo rat (Dipodomys stephensi), Pacific pocket mouse (Perognathus longimembris pacificus), and seven species of birds.
Audubon and the Nashua River Watershed Association to offer this program to showcase the many conservation areas that are open to the public, to get residents of all ages out of doors and in the fresh air, and perhaps to learn a little something about wood frogs and fairy shrimp
, a new trail to hike and explore, a vista to be discovered.
These pools are depressions that remain inundated during the rainy season and provide habitat to a unique assembly of plants and animals, such as the federally listed vernal pool fairy shrimp
, that complete their life cycles before the pools dry out during the dry season.
live only in temporary vernal pools, where they have survived through all the major episodes of global extinction that eliminated so much of early life.
Ali AJ, Brendonck L (1995) Evaluation of agro-industrial waste diets for culture of the fairy shrimp
Streptocephalus proboscideus (Frauenfeld, 1973) (Crustacea: Brancbiopoda: Anostraca).
There are only two other giant predatory fairy shrimp
known to science; one is found in Europe and the Middle East, and one occurs in the Oregon California desert.
, tadpole shrimp, and clam shrimp are all capable of this impressive feat, a skill not uncommon among a category of animals called branchiopods.