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California Academy of Sciences

Vernal Pool Fairy Shrimp (Branchinecta lynchi)

Caption: Specimens of vernal pool fairy shrimp (Branchinecta lynchi) from the collections of the California Academy of Sciences, like the male specimen pictured here, provide a record of the distribution of this threatened species and are used to make conservation policy decisions.

Credit: Vic Smith, California Academy of Sciences

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