Artemia

Timms, Brian V & Hudson, Peter, 2009, The brine shrimps (Artemia and Parartemia) of South Australia, including descriptions of four new species of Parartemia (Crustacea: Anostraca: Artemiina), Zootaxa 2248, pp. 47-68: 64

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.190741

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Artemia
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Artemia   in South Australia

There are only three reliable records of Artemia   in South Australia: A. franciscana   occurs in the Dry Creek salt works ( Coleman & Eden, 2005) and in Bird Lake and adjacent lakes at Port Augusta ( Coleman, 1998) where it is reputed to have been introduced either to past salt harvesting operations or by aquarium enthusiasts. Its continued presence in the Dry Creek salt works in ponds interconnected with some in which P. zietziana   occurs was confirmed in January 2009 by one of us (BVT). Artemia parthenogenetica   occurs occasionally in the Dry Creek salt works (P. Coleman, pers. comm.). The occurrence of Artemia   at Coopers Creek ( Geddes and Williams, 1987) has not been confirmed despite the passage of more than 20 years, and moreover there is no evidence that it has spread. Also the rumoured reports of Artemia   in the Coorong have not been confirmed (M. Geddes, pers.comm.).