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Streptocephalus woottoni.jpg
Streptocephalus woottoni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Branchiopoda
Order: Anostraca
Family: Streptocephalidae
Daday, 1910
Genus: Streptocephalus
W. Baird, 1852 [1]

Streptocephalus is a genus of fairy shrimp found in temporary waters in Africa, Australia, Eurasia, and Central and North America, following its ancient origin in Gondwana.[2] It contains the following species:[3][4]


  1. ^ "Genus Streptocephalus Baird, 1852". Australian Faunal Directory. Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. October 9, 2008. 
  2. ^ Henri J. Dumont & Els Adriaens (2009). "Experimental hybridization of two African Streptocephalus species (Crustacea, Branchiopoda: Anostraca)" (PDF). Current Science. 96 (1): 88–90. 
  3. ^ "Streptocephalus Baird, 1852". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved May 21, 2011. 
  4. ^ Alejandro M. Maeda-Martínez; Hortencia Obregón-Barboza; Martín A. Prieto-Salazar & Humberto García-Velazco (2005). "Two new fairy shrimp of the genus Streptocephalus (Branchiopoda: Anostraca) from North America". Journal of Crustacean Biology. 25 (4): 537–546. doi:10.1651/C-2581.1. JSTOR 4094136.