First data on the presence of the genus Branchipus Schaefferi 1766 (Crustacea: Anostraca) in the canary islands

  1. José R. Docoito
  2. Beneharo Martínez Soto
  3. Leandro Castañeyra Ruiz
  4. Agustín Castañeyra Ruiz
  5. Emilia María Carmona Calero
  6. Agustín Lorenzo Castañeyra Perdomo
Journal:
Scientia gerundensis

ISSN: 2385-4758

Year of publication: 2007

Issue: 28

Pages: 63-70

Type: Article

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Abstract

During three months of the last two winters fairy shrimps of the genus Branchipus, which appear in abundance in the raining rock pools located in a northeast gully of Fuerteventura, were observed and collected for the first time in the Canary Islands (Fuerteventura). Branchi-pus reproduction in the laboratory allowed us to observe that the complete cycle was ephemeral, lasting 15-17 days, and anatomic and taxonomic features were consistent with the existing descriptions of the Branchipus schaefferi Fischer, 1834 , although a small variation was observed in the male head