Artemia gracilis   (Verrill)


 
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Woodentub Brine Shrimp
(Artemia gracilis)

 
syn. -

 
distribution:

USA: Connecticut

 
local name: -

 
size: (?)

extinction date: (?)

 
The Woodentub Brine Shrimp was described in the year 1869 - and in fact on the basis of specimens from water casks (?) in New Haven in Connecticut.

The species is, however, most probably identical with the very common San Francisco Brine Shrimp (Artemia franciscana (Kellog)), but this cannot be proven at the moment.

 
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