Branchinella alachua Dexter, 1953

Alachua fairy shrimp, Peninsula fairy shrimp



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record 1947 or later

IUCN RedList status: Endangered

Known only from a temporary pool in Alachua County, Florida. There have been no more records of Branchinella alachua and it is likely extinct.



Alachua County, Florida, USA






Holotype: USNM 93538


USNM 93539 (3 specimens, all male)
USNM 184618 (3 specimens; sexes unspecified)
USNM 119770 (5 specimens; 4x male, 1x female)
USNM 119771 (3 specimens; 2x male, 1x female)
USNM 184617 (5 specimens; sexes unspecified)

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Original scientific description:

Dexter, Ralph W. (1953). Studies on North American fairy shrimps with the description of two new species. American Midland Naturalist 49(3): 751–771. [First page]


Other references:

Inland Water Crustacean Specialist Group. (1996). Branchinella alachua. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. ( Downloaded on 21 July 2012.


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