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Fairy Shrimp

Branchinecta spp.


Found in a freshwater oxbow in southern Indiana.

2 Species ID Suggestions

Sea Monkeys
Artemia salina Artemia salina
fairy shrimp
Order Anostraca Anostraca

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Jeff Dreier
Jeff Dreier 6 years ago

Very likely a Branchinecta species. Typically, characteristics such as antennae shape and egg pouch shape are used to identify to species. I used to conduct surveys in California vernal pools. Several Branchinecta species there have been listed as threatened or endangered as a result of habitat loss to agriculture and urban development.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Moved to Arthropods :-)

Wildifreq 7 years ago

I don't know if these are Sea Monkeys because I found them in freshwater in Indiana. Sea Monkeys tend to be found in salt water.

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Indiana, USA

Spotted on Jul 18, 2011
Submitted on Jun 30, 2013

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