Branchinella

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Branchinella
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Branchinella sp. from a rice paddy in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Branchiopoda
Order: Anostraca
Family: Thamnocephalidae
Genus: Branchinella
Sayce, 1903
Type species
Branchipus australiensis
Richters, 1976 [1]

Branchinella is a crustacean genus in the family Thamnocephalidae. This fairy shrimp genus is found across many parts of the world, but especially western Australia and southern Africa.[2]

Several species are threatened by habitat destruction, and B. latzi might be extinct. The latter species was formerly found in waterholes at Uluru, but these have become polluted with urine and faeces of hikers, and the shrimp was absent in a recent survey.

Selected species[edit]

Branchinella includes the following species:[3][4][5]

Some related fairy shrimp, such as Phallocryptus wrighti, were formerly placed in Branchinella.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Brian V. Timms (2008). "Further studies on the fairy shrimp genus Branchinella (Crustacea, Anostraca, Thamnocephalidae) in Western Australia, with descriptions of new species". Records of the Western Australian Museum 24 (3): 289–306. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Brian V. Timms (2003). "The fairy shrimp genus Branchinella Sayce (Crustacea: Anostraca: Thamnocephalidae) in Western Australia, including a description of four new species". Hydrobiologia 486 (1): 71–89. doi:10.1023/A:1021330230369. 
  3. ^ Denton Belk & Ján Brtek (1995). Checklist of the Anostraca. In D. Belk, H. J. Dumont & G. Maier. "Studies on Large Branchiopod Biology and Aquaculture II". Hydrobiologia 298 (1–3): 315–353. doi:10.1007/BF00033826. 
  4. ^ Denton Belk & Ján Brtek (1997). Supplement to 'Checklist of the Anostraca'. In M. A. Simovich, C. Sassaman & D. Belk. "Studies on Large Branchiopod Biology and Conservation". Hydrobiologia 359 (1–3): 243–245. doi:10.1023/A:1003172516989. 
  5. ^ D. Christopher Rogers, Shusen Shu & Junxing Yang (2013). "The identity of Branchinella yunnanensis Shen, 1949, with a brief review of the subgenus Branchinellites (Branchiopoda: Anostraca: Thamnocephalidae)". Journal of Crustacean Biology (in press). doi:10.1163/1937240X-00002155. 
  6. ^ La-Orsri Sanoamuang, Nukul Saengphan & Gopal Murugan (2002). First record of the family Thamnocephalidae (Crustacea: Anostraca) from Southeast Asia and description of a new species of Branchinella. In A. M. Maeda-Martínez, B. V. Timms, D. C. Rogers, F. A. Abreu-Grobois & G. Murugan. "Studies on Large Branchiopod Biology 4". Hydrobiologia 486 (1): 63–69. doi:10.1023/A:1021378113530.