fairy shrimp

  1. small freshwater branchiopod having a transparent body with many appendages; swims on its back
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  • Anumbers of Fairy shrimp swam around in the paddy field.
  • Mertens et al. showed that the seeds or spores of various plants (Cardamine, Taraxacum, Adiantum, etc.), the cysts of the crustaceans Branchipus schaefferi (fairy shrimp) and Artemia franciscana (brine shrimp) as well as adult bdelloid rotifers and tardigrades survived exposures to temperatures as high as 130 °C for as long as 10 min. Archive 2009-07-01
  • These fairy shrimps and backswimmers constitute the majority of the macroinvertebrates captured in these ponds.
  • Classified as phyllopods due to the leaf-like appearance of their legs, fairy shrimps ‘bloom’ in mineral-rich temporary ponds, reaching ridiculously dense concentrations.
  • A great numbers of Fairy shrimp swam around in the paddy field.
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