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fairy shrimp

n.
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.
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fairy shrimp

n
(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
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fair′y shrimp`


n.
any transparent branchiopod crustacean of the order Anostraca, of freshwater ponds.
[1855–60]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fairy shrimp - small freshwater branchiopod having a transparent body with many appendagesfairy 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
Artemia, Chirocephalus, genus Artemia, genus Chirocephalus - fairy shrimp; brine shrimp
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Fairy shrimps of California's puddles, pools, and playas.
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.er.usgs.gov/ sw/impacts/biology/vernal).
High levels of differentiation among populations have been seen in several species of fairy shrimp (e.g.
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.
In the six species of fairy shrimps (Anostraca) recorded in Venezuela, only a few life history parameters have been determined for Dendrocephalus geayi y Thamnocephalus venezuelensis.
Ali AJ, Brendonck L (1995) Evaluation of agro-industrial waste diets for culture of the fairy shrimp Streptocephalus proboscideus (Frauenfeld, 1973) (Crustacea: Brancbiopoda: Anostraca).
Zoogeography of the Arizona fairy shrimps (Crustacea: Anostraca).
Thamnocephalus platyurus is a fairy shrimp indigenous to the Southern High Plains that is also available commercially.
Since these wetlands are the habitats of endangered species such as fairy shrimps and tiger salamanders, the move to eliminate grazing from the habitat could be fatal to these species, according to ecologist Christopher R.