Anostraca


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Anostraca

[ə′näs·trə·kə]
(invertebrate zoology)
An order of shrimplike crustaceans generally referred to the subclass Branchiopoda.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Anostraca

 

an order of invertebrates of the subclass Branchiopoda. The body measures from 5 mm to 3 cm long, sometimes reaching 10 cm. The body is elongated and semi-transparent, often with an orange tint. There are approximately 180 species, 40 of which are found in the USSR. They live in pools of water formed by melting snow in the spring; some species inhabit larger, more permanent bodies of fresh and salt water. The Anostraca swim on their backs. The eggs have a thick shell, which permits them to resist drought or freezing and to maintain vitality for several years. The Anostraca develop through metamorphosis; some species reproduce parthenogenetically.

REFERENCES

Zhizn’ presnykh vod SSSR, vol. 1. Edited by V. I. Zhadin. Moscow-Leningrad, 1940.
Zhizn zhivotnykh, vol. 2. Edited by L. A. Zenkevich. Moscow, 1968.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Morphology and biometry of three populations of Artemia (Branchiopoda: Anostraca) from the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.
Their planktonic fish belong to many genera of branchiopods (of the orders Anostraca, Conchostraca, and Notostraca) and copepods.
While collecting amphibians, particularly in ephemeral and seasonal pools, I commonly encountered representatives of the three orders of branchiopods (Conchostraca, Notostraca, and Anostraca).
Autumnal vs spring hatching in the fairy shrimp Siphonophanes grubbii (Crustacea, Anostraca): diversified bet-hedging strategy?
Antennal appendages and reproductive success in the Anostraca. Journal of Crustacean Biology 4:66-71.
Review of the biogeography of Artemia Leach, 1819 (Crustacea: Anostraca) in Argentina.