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



Stone Mountain, De Kalb County, Georgia, USA






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






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


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