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Genus Eubranchipus

Fairy Shrimp - Eubranchipus Fairy Shrimp - Eubranchipus vernalis - male Fairy Shrimp - Eubranchipus Fairy shrimp - Eubranchipus serratus - male Fairy shrimp - Eubranchipus serratus - male Fairy Shrimp - Eubranchipus vernalis Unidentified aquatic invertebrate  - Eubranchipus Eubranchipus sp. - Eubranchipus bundyi
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Crustacea (Crustaceans)
Class Branchiopoda (Branchiopods)
Order Anostraca (Brine Shrimp and Fairy Shrimp)
Family Chirocephalidae
Genus Eubranchipus
Explanation of Names
Author: Verrill, 1870
0.5-1.5 inches
Vernal pools.
Winter and early spring.
Bacteria, phytoplankton, protozoans, and detritus.
Life Cycle
Eggs must dry and be re-submerged before they hatch. The eggs can be dispersed to new sites by wind or by being ingested by other animals.
Print References
Works Cited
1.A Field Guide to the Animals of Vernal Pools
Leo P. Kenney and Matthew R. Burne. 2000. Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program and Vernal Pool Association.