Sunday, June 2, 2013

Branchinecta lynchi: Vernal Pool Fairy Shrimp

Vernal Pool Fairy Shrimp

"Vernal pool fairy shrimp are usually translucent, however some have been observed to be white or orange. They feature stalked compound eyes, no carapace, and eleven pairs of legs.  Vernal pool fairy shrimp have a lifetime of about two months. They are usually born around early January, and die around early March."
Declared "Threatened" on September 19, 1994.

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