Fairy Shrimp (Anostraca: Chirocephalidae) Inventory of Vernal Pools in Vermont, USA

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We collected fairy shrimp (Anostraca: Chirocephalidae) from 25 vernal pools in Vermont, USA during spring in 2022 and 2023. Two species were recorded: Knob-lipped Fairy Shrimp (Eubranchipus bundyi), which was previously recorded in Vermont, and Intricate Fairy Shrimp or Smooth-lipped Fairy Shrimp (Eubranchipus intricatus), a new state record. Both species are widespread across North America, but the Intricate Fairy Shrimp is considered rare in nearby Massachusetts, where it is listed as a “Species of Special Concern.”

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Tolan K, Faccio S, Rogers C (2023): Fairy Shrimp (Anostraca: Chirocephalidae) Inventory of Vernal Pools in Vermont, USA. v1.1. Vermont Center for Ecostudies. Dataset/Occurrence. https://ipt.vtatlasoflife.org/resource?r=vermont_anostracans&v=1.1


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Occurrence; Specimen


Kevin Tolan
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Vermont Center for Ecostudies
Steve Faccio
  • Originator
Conservation Biologist
Vermont Center for Ecostudies
Christopher Rogers
  • Originator
Assistant Research Professor
Kansas Biological Survey
Kent McFarland
  • Point Of Contact
conservation biologist
Vermont Center for Ecostudies
Kent McFarland
  • Point Of Contact
Conservation Biologist
Vermont Center for Ecostudies

Geographic Coverage

State of Vermont, USA

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

Fairy Shrimp (Anostraca: Chirocephalidae)

Species Eubranchipus intricatus (Smooth-lipped Fairy Shrimp), Eubranchipus bundyi (Knob-lipped Fairy Shrimp)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2022-04-01 / 2023-08-01

Project Data


Title Vermont Atlas of Life
Identifier VAL
Funding http://val.vtecostudies.org/
Study Area Description State of Vermont, USA
Design Description http://val.vtecostudies.org/

The personnel involved in the project:

Kent McFarland

Sampling Methods

Sampled 25 vernal pools in spring during 2022 and 2023.

Study Extent Vernal pools in the State of Vermont, USA
Quality Control Specimens were identified by taxonomic expert Christopher Rogers at the Kansas Biological Survey.

Method step description:

  1. Vernal pools were visited in spring and fairy shrimp adults were sampled for identification.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers c08d3f47-c3df-4694-971c-dc33e87358ff