tadpole shrimp


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Noun1.tadpole shrimp - a kind of branchiopod crustacean
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
genus Triops, Triops - type genus of the family Triopidae: small crustaceans with a small third median eye
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The easement would preserve 480 acres of grasslands, oak woodlands, stock pond, vernal pools and wetland swales in Madera County to protect and conserve critical aquatic and upland habitats for the federal and state threatened California tiger salamander, as well as habitat for vernal pool species including the federally threatened vernal pool fairy shrimp and endangered vernal pool tadpole shrimp.
Two colonies of the tadpole shrimp, Triops cancriformis, were found at Caerlaverock on the Solway Coast of Dumfriesshire, reports the Independent.
American tadpole shrimp was traditionally considered to be a species of the Western U.
Tadpole shrimp are an obligate species of ephemeral freshwater aquatic habitats and in North America were considered primarily a species of the western United State for many years.
This property supports important vernal pool and grassland habitats, and such endangered species as the vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi).
Fairy shrimp, tadpole shrimp, and clam shrimp are all capable of this impressive feat, a skill not uncommon among a category of animals called branchiopods.
Metabolic control in tadpole shrimp presents a unique problem because of the need for rapid development in a variable environment.
These self-contained ecosystems are home to several listed species, including California tiger salamanders (Ambystoma californiense), vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi), vernal pool fairy shrimp (Branchinecta lynchi), and plants such as the palmatebracted bird's-beak (Cordylantus palmatus).
The property turned out to support more than 100 acres (40 ha) of seasonal wetlands, including habitat of such endangered species as the Contra Costa goldfields (Lasthenia conjugens), vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardi), and California tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiense).