fairy shrimp


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fairy shrimp:

see shrimpshrimp,
small marine decapod crustacean with 10 jointed legs on the thorax, well-developed swimmerets on the abdominal segments, and a body that is compressed laterally.
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Most are less than half an inch long, but at least one species of fairy shrimp can grow to six inches--big enough to eat its smaller kin.
Typically, fairy shrimp hatch rapidly after a significant rain, and they complete their life cycle within a few days or weeks.
14 [micro]g/L whereas the formulation found in Methyl Parathion 4E had a 48 hour toxicity value of 31 [micro]g/L in fairy shrimp.
Two mail surveys were developed which were identical except that in one the WTP (willingness-to-pay) question was only for the Riverside fairy shrimp and the other was for all 32 endangered and threatened species existing in the county, including the shrimp.
The fairy shrimp are among eight shrimp species listed by either the state or federal governments as threatened or endangered; in other words, facing possible extinction.
Kilbourn and Knopp quickly discovered the frogs, salamanders, and fairy shrimp.
Meeting our shared missions has produced research that spans the Nation, and includes efforts to understand issues as diverse as the distribution of grizzly bears across the Yellowstone ecosystem to the genetics of fairy shrimp confined to a few vernal pools in California.
However, there was a cryptic allusion to "an estimated six million acres of vernal pools in the Central Valley at the time Europeans arrived in California" -the heyday of the fairy shrimp empire - with 90 percent destroyed by 1970, a claim based upon a paper by a graduate student in botany.
The little-known Cruzan Mesa vernal pools are the only locations in Los Angeles County where the endangered Riverside fairy shrimp are known to flourish, according to a new study commissioned by the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning.
Therefore, critical habitat for the tidewater goby, arroyo toad, Riverside fairy shrimp, San Diego fairy shrimp, southwestern willow flycatcher, least Bell's vireo, coastal California gnatcatcher, and thread-leaved brodiaea are not considered further in this opinion.
Fairy shrimp are small crustaceans that inhabit seasonal wetlands such as vernal pools, desert playas, and wet meadows.
Fairy shrimp, a small unusual "obligate" crustacean that only lives in vernal pools, were spied at a few Woodstock pools.