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Re: Glass shrimp

Paul writes:

> You should avoid broad
>  generalizations as there are literally hundreds of species of true 
> freshwater
>  shrimp, from fairy shrimp (closely related the brine shrimp) to large
>  Macrobranchium spp.

Careful, Paul.  Fairy shrimp are not just closely related to brine shrimp.  
In truth, brine shrimp are just one of the 22 species of fairy shrimp native 
to North America.  However, fairy shrimp are not shrimp at all, any more than 
red-tailed sharks are genuinely sharks.  Fairy shrimp fall into a different 
class of crustacean altogether.

Bob Dixon