A New Species of Branchinella (Crustacea: Anostraca: Thamnocephalidae) from Alice Springs, Australia.

Brian V Timms


A new fairy shrimp, Branchinella rosalieae n.sp., is described from a claypan within Alice Springs, Northern Territory. Its frontal appendage is like other members of the B. affinis group, consisting of a central trunk divided terminally into two substantial branches but distinctively with sensory papillae only along its medial margin. Other male characteristics are unremarkable and the female is like many others in Branchinella. The egg is spherical with close set polygons, like that in many species of Branchinella.

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