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Branchinella lithaca Creaser, 1940

Stone Mountain fairy shrimp

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Chirocephalus lithacus, Creaser 1940

Specimens in the USNM are labelled as "Chirocephalus lithacus (Creaser, 1940)". However, Branchinella lithaca seems to be the generally accepted scientific name for this species (IWCSG, 1996).

 

Conservation Status

Last record 1951

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered

 

Distribution

Stone Mountain, De Kalb County, Georgia, USA

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

Holotype: USNM 79294 (male)

Allotype: USNM 79295 (female)

Paratype: USNM 79296 (female)

(for more detailed information on the specimens held in the USNM invertebrate collection search "Chirocephalus lithacus" at https://collections.nmnh.si.edu/search/iz/)

 

Media

 

 

References

Inland Water Crustacean Specialist Group. (1996). Branchinella lithaca. In: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 24 April 2011.

 

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