Branchinecta

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Branchinecta
Branchinecta packardi.jpg
Branchinecta packardi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Branchiopoda
Order: Anostraca
Family: Branchinectidae
Genus: Branchinecta
Verrill, 1869 [1]
Species

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Branchinecta is a genus of crustacean in family Branchinectidae. It includes around 50 species,[1][2] found on all continents except Africa and Australia.[2] Branchinecta gigas, the giant fairy shrimp, is the largest species in the order, with a length of up to 10 centimetres (4 in),[3] and Branchinecta brushi lives at the highest altitude of any crustacean, at 5,930 metres (19,460 ft), a record it shares with the copepod Boeckella palustris.[4] A new genus, Archaebranchinecta was established in 2011 for two species previously placed in Branchinecta.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Branchinecta Verrill, 1869". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved May 21, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b D. Christopher Rogers (2006). "Three new species of Branchinecta (Crustacea: Branchiopoda: Anostraca) from the Nearctic" (PDF). Zootaxa 1126: 35–51. 
  3. ^ Geoffrey Fryer (1968). "Branchinecta gigas Lynch, a non-filter-feeding raptatory anostracan, with notes on the feeding habits of certain other anostracans". Proceedings of the Linnean Society of London 177 (1): 19–34. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8312.1966.tb00948.x. 
  4. ^ a b Thomas A. Hegna & Eric A. Lazo-Wasem (2010). "Branchinecta brushi n. sp. (Branchiopoda: Anostraca: Branchinectidae) from a volcanic crater in northern Chile (Antofagasta Province): a new altitude record for crustaceans" (PDF). Journal of Crustacean Biology 30 (3): 445–464. doi:10.1651/09-3236.1. 
  5. ^ D. Christopher Rogers & Jorge S. Coronel (2011). "A redescription of Branchinecta pollicifera Harding, 1940, and its placement in a new genus (Branchiopoda: Anostraca: Branchinectidae)". Journal of Crustacean Biology 31 (4): 717–724. doi:10.1651/10-3449.1. 
  6. ^ J. Baillie (2000). "Branchinecta belki". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved April 21, 2010. 
  7. ^ Inland Water Crustacean Specialist Group (1996). "Branchinecta conservatio". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved April 21, 2010. 
  8. ^ Inland Water Crustacean Specialist Group (1996). "Branchinecta gigas". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved April 21, 2010. 
  9. ^ Inland Water Crustacean Specialist Group (1996). "Branchinecta longiantenna". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved April 21, 2010. 
  10. ^ Inland Water Crustacean Specialist Group (1996). "Branchinecta lynchi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved April 21, 2010. 
  11. ^ D. Christopher Rogers, Don Dasis & Daniel G. Murrow (2011). "A new species of Branchinecta (Crustacea: Anostraca) with comments on the large branchiopod crustaceans of Kansas" (PDF excerpt). Zootaxa 2749: 62–68. 
  12. ^ A. M. Maeda-Martinez (1996). "Branchinecta mexicana". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved April 21, 2010. 
  13. ^ Inland Water Crustacean Specialist Group (1996). "Branchinecta sandiegonensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved April 21, 2010. 

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