Fairy shrimp (Eubranchipus vernalis)
Any of the crustacean
s in the order Anostraca, named for their graceful movements and pastel colours. Some grow to 1 in. (2.5 cm) or more in length. They live in freshwater ponds in Europe, Central Asia, western North America, the drier regions of Africa, and Australia. Seealso shrimp
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