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Mexican Beavertail Fairy Shrimp (Thamnocephalus mexicanus) The Mexican Beavertail Fairy Shrimp (Thamnocephalus mexicanus) is a vernal pool inhabitant.  Eggs lay dormant at the bottom of depressions that will fill with rare desert rains.  The life cycle is fast since the desert pools dry quickly.  Photographed in New Mexico, 2013. Mexican Beaver-tail Fairy Shrimp,Mexican Beavertail Fairy Shrimp,Thamnocephalus mexicanus,abbreviated life cycle,aquatic desert species,vernal pool Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Mexican Beavertail Fairy Shrimp (Thamnocephalus mexicanus)

The Mexican Beavertail Fairy Shrimp (Thamnocephalus mexicanus) is a vernal pool inhabitant. Eggs lay dormant at the bottom of depressions that will fill with rare desert rains. The life cycle is fast since the desert pools dry quickly. Photographed in New Mexico, 2013.

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Thamnocephalus mexicanus, the Mexican Beaver-tail Fairy Shrimp, is a shrimp in the Thamnocephalus genus.

Similar species: Fairy Shrimps
Species identified by fchristant
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Uploaded May 5, 2018. Captured Apr 6, 2011 05:30.
  • DSLR-A100
  • f/16.0
  • 1/125s
  • ISO200
  • 100mm