CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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CAAB Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Arthropoda (phylum)  »  Branchiopoda (class)  »  Anostraca (order)  »  Artemiidae (family)

CAAB Code: 27 061901 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority
Artemia spp.   
CAAB category: 27 - Crustacea - non-Malacostraca
Family: Artemiidae (brine shrimps) - show full list
Common Name: brine shrimps
Common Names List: brine shrimps
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Regions: Australia (inc. subantarctic territories)
New Zealand (inc. subantarctic territories)
Parent Codes: 27 061000     Artemiidae - undifferentiated
Child Codes: 27 061002     Artemia franciscana
27 061003     Artemia parthenogenetica
Organism Type: a brine shrimp
Taxon Notes:This genus is not native to Australia or the Australasian region. There are several records of Artemia in Australia, mostly in association with commercial salt harvesting areas. These animals were probably introduced either from salt harvesting activities or from aquarium enthusiasts who use these animals as live food for fish. This code is provided for use when identification of a specimen to this level is sufficient, or when no further detail is available.

Australian Faunal Directory (AFD)
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
Record source: Timms, B.V. Hudson, P., 2009. The brine shrimps (Artemia and Parartemia) of South Australia, including descriptions of four new species of Parartemia (Crustacea: Anostraca: Artemiina)., Zootaxa, Vol. 2248: 47-68.
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