brine shrimp

A shrimp in the genus Artemia that inhabits saline and hypersaline waters. It is a staple item among aquarists who feed living foods to their fishes, and in its larval stage is arguably the single most important living food in the entire aquarium hobby and ornamental fish industry. (see nauplii)

Brine shrimp

Artemia is a genus of aquatic crustaceans known as brine shrimp. Artemia, the only genus in the family Artemiidae, has changed little externally since the Triassic period. The historical record of the existence of Artemia dates back to 982 from Urmia Lake, Iran, although the first unambiguous record is the report and drawings made by Schlösser in...
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brine shrimp

(genus Artemia), any of several small crustaceans of the order Anostraca (class Branchiopoda) inhabiting brine pools and other highly saline inland ... [2 related articles]
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brine shrimp

Artemia salina noun common to saline lakes
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brine shrimp

brine shrimp, common name for a primitive crustacean that seldom reaches more than 1/2 in. (1.3 cm) in length and is commonly used for fish food in aquariums. Brine shrimp, which are not closely related to true shrimp, can be found almost everywhere in the world in inland saltwaters, although they a...
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brine shrimp

[n] - common to saline lakes
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