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
Scientia gerundensis

ISSN: 2385-4758

Year of publication: 2007

Issue: 28

Pages: 63-70

Type: Article

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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