Class Branchiopoda (Freshwater shrimp)
Orders of the Class Branchiopoda Discovered in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Can't find the orders you are looking for? Note:
Orders on this list are only those contained
in the ATBI database,
and do not neccessarily include
all Park orders from historic park reports, literature,
or other sources that have not yet been entered in the Biodiversity Database.
Also note: where the order name ends with '_order', it means that the order
name has not yet been agreed upon by taxonomists for this group,
or that it was not identified to this level.
In Case You Didn't Know ...
These fairly obscure, yet numerous joint-legged animals inhabit the waters of the world. A few species are some of the earliest to come out in early spring.