Species Profile
Vernal Pool Fairy Shrimp
Species Details
Common NameVernal Pool Fairy Shrimp
Scientific NameBranchinecta Lynchi
Federal Listing StatusThreatened
Federal Regulating AgencyU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
IUCN Red List StatusVulnerable a2c (1996)
Banks
- Arroyo Seco Mitigation Bank
- Bryte Ranch Conservation Bank
- Burke Ranch Conservation Bank
- Campbell Ranch Conservation Bank
- Clay Station Mitigation Bank
- Daley Ranch Vernal Pool Conservation Bank
- Dolan Ranch Conservation Bank
- Dove Ridge Conservation Bank
- Drayer Ranch Conservation Bank
- Elsie Gridley Mitigation Bank
- Fitzgerald Ranch Conservation Bank
- Gill Ranch Preserve Conservation Bank
- Great Valley Conservation Bank at Flynn Ranch
- Kennedy Table Mitigation Bank
- Laguna Creek Conservation Bank
- Mariner Vernal Pool Conservation Bank
- Meridian Ranch Mitigation Bank
- Mountain House Conservation Bank
- Muzzy Ranch Conservation Bank Phase 1
- North Suisun Mitigation Bank
- Orchard Creek Conservation Bank
- Sand Creek Conservation Bank
- Stillwater Plains Mitigation Bank
- Sunrise Douglas Preservation Bank
- Vieira-Sandy Mush Road Conservation Bank
- Western Placer Schools Conservation Bank
- Wildlands Mitigation Bank
- Yankee Slough Conservation Bank

Species Range
The vernal pool fairy shrimp was identified relatively recently, in 1990, and there is little information on the historical range of the species. However, the vernal pool fairy shrimp is currently known to occur in a wide range of vernal pool habitats in the southern and Central Valley areas of California, and in two vernal pool habitats within the "Agate Desert" area of Jackson County, Oregon.
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