fairy shrimp


fairy shrimp

noun

Definition of FAIRY SHRIMP

:  any of several very small translucent freshwater branchiopod crustaceans (order Anostraca)

First Known Use of FAIRY SHRIMP

1857

Rhymes with FAIRY SHRIMP

fairy shrimp

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Fairy shrimp (Eubranchipus vernalis)—William Jahoda—National Audubon Society/Photo Researchers

Any of the crustaceans 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. See also shrimp.

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