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Branchinecta packardi.jpg
Branchinecta packardi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Branchiopoda
Order: Anostraca
Family: Branchinectidae
Daday, 1910

Branchinectidae is a family in the order Anostraca (fairy shrimp), containing two genera – Branchinecta and Archaebranchinecta.[1] The majority of the species are in the genus Branchinecta, with only Archaebranchinecta pollicifera and the fossil Archaebranchinecta barstowensis in the second genus.[1]


  1. ^ a b 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.