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Lynceus brachyurus O.F. Muller, 1776
Holarctic Clam Shrimp
Family: Lynceidae

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© Ian Gardiner  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #66230)

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Distribution of Lynceus brachyurus in British Columbia
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Lynceus brachyurus has a Holarctic distribution: it is known from Europe, Asia, and North America. Martin and Belk (1988) estimate a wide distribution in North America, excluding only the far North and far South. In British Columbia, it has been recorded from the vicinities of Kamloops, Merritt, and 70 Mile House (Smithsonian Institution Collections).

Members of this genus are found in ephemeral ponds or streams and occasionally lakes (Martin and Belk, 1988).

Note Author: Ian Gardiner

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
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Species References

Martin, J.W. & D. Belk 1988. Review of the clam shrimp family Lynceidae Stebbing, 1902 (Branchiopoda: Conchostraca), in the Americas. Journal of Crustacean Biology 8: 451-482.

Smithsonian Institution Collections Search Center. Available online.

General References

Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2021. E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [efauna.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed: 2022-07-04 5:19:11 PM]
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