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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High levels of differentiation among populations have been seen in several species of fairy shrimp (e.
Since 2011 the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) have worked closely together to modernize the guidelines governing how voucher specimens of the two California federally-listed fairy shrimp species, Branchinecta sandiegonensis and Branchinecta lynchi (Crustacea: Branchiopoda) are preserved and how voucher metadata is databased.
The vernal pool fairy shrimp is one of many sensitive species whose presence had to be accounted for during the design and construction of the project.
First, it is a ferocious predator, preying upon smaller fairy shrimp and other small creatures.
Tadpole shrimp have a carapace--the part of the shell that covers the head--and fairy shrimp (including brine shrimp) lack it.
Thamnocephalus platyurus is a fairy shrimp indigenous to the Southern High Plains that is also available commercially.
The airport, the world's fifth busiest, is one of the last refuges for dwindling populations of the Riverside Fairy Shrimp.
Scientists said that prostate-cancer hormone therapy can cause mental deficits, a new species of fairy shrimp was discovered in Idaho, and a study found that gay men read maps just like women.
Below the surface, scuba divers haunt Sund Rock Marine Preserve and Octopus Hole, where the world's biggest octopuses share the water with fairy shrimp, shellfish, and Dungeness crab.
The critical habitat for the Arroyo toad, (2) the Riverside fairy shrimp, the California gnatcatcher, and the tidewater goby (originally designated in 2000) covered a large swath of coastal sage scrub and other grasslands, vernal pools, rivers, and streams of southern California.