Artemia salina   (Linnaeus, 1758)

Brine shrimp

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Branchiopoda | Anostraca | Artemiidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Pelagic-neritic; brackish; depth range 0 - 2 m (Ref. 80843).  Tropical, preferred 23°C (Ref. 107945); 52°N - 35°S, 123°W - 75°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Circumglobal.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 1.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 101378)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits extreme environments such as salt lakes or brine waters, coastal or inland (Ref. 105262), just like saline lakes, and coastal salterns (Ref. 105501). Its nauplii is an irreplaceable live feed for marine and shrimp larvae. Latent eggs cysts are known to withstand long drought periods at severe hypersalinity (Ref. 105261). In an experiment, adults are fed with the dinoflagellate Gyrodinium corsicum and Cryptophyta Rhodomonas baltica (Ref. 105262).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Reproduction mode may be oviparous or oviviparous, depending on environmental conditions. Copulation is present. Life cycle: Eggs may either develop into nauplia (larvae) or may stay as cysts (dormant) to survive the drought period before hatching into nauplia.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Bisby, F.A., M.A. Ruggiero, K.L. Wilson, M. Cachuela-Palacio, S.W. Kimani, Y.R. Roskov, A. Soulier-Perkins and J. van Hertum. 2005. (Ref. 19)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 127697)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; aquaculture: commercial
FAO - Aquaculture: production; Fisheries: landings | FishSource | Sea Around Us

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BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Fisheries: ; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | Gomexsi | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Price category (Ref. 80766): Unknown.