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Eubranchipus intricatus Hartland-Rowe, 1967
Smoothlip Fairy Shrimp
Family: Chirocephalidae


© Ian Gardiner     (Photo ID #78024)


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Distribution of Eubranchipus intricatus in British Columbia in British Columbia

Species Information

Eubranchipus intricatus, the Smoothlip Fairy Shrimp, has been reported from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba (Hartland-Rowe, 1967), and Nova Scotia (Daborn et al, 1991) in Canada, and from Montana (Hossack et al, 2010), Minnesota (NatureServe, 2015), Wyoming and Massachusetts (Smithsonian Institution Collections).

This author photographed and collected this species in May, 2015 from two temporary sloughs near the village of Jaffray in the District of East Kootenay in southeast British Columbia. This is a first record for British Columbia. Specimens have been deposited at the Royal British Columbia Museum.

This species occurs in temporary pools of low salinity (Hartland-Rowe, 1967).

Note Author: Ian Gardiner

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)

BC Ministry of Environment: BC Species and Ecosystems Explorer--the authoritative source for conservation information in British Columbia.

Species References

Daborn, G. R., Wolford, J. & P. Taschereau 1991. Eubranchipus intricatus Hartland-Rowe, 1967: First Confirmed Record of a Fairy Shrimp (Crustacea: Anostraca) from Nova Scotia. Canadian Field-Naturalist 105: 571-572.

Hartland-Rowe, R. 1967. Eubranchipus intricatus n. sp., a widely distributed North American fairy-shrimp, with a note on its ecology. Canadian Journal of Zoology 45: 663-666.

Hossack, B. R., Newell, R. L. & D. C. Rogers 2010. Branchiopods (Anostraca, Notostraca) from Protected Areas of Western Montana. Northwest Science 84(1): 52-59

NatureServe 2015. http://www.explorer.natureserve.org (Accessed May 22, 2015).

Smithsonian Institution Collections http://collections.mnh.si.edu/search/iz/ (Accessed May 22, 2015

General References