Artemia monica

The Mono Lake brine shrimp (Artemia monica) is a species of brine shrimp, endemic to Mono Lake in California, United States.

It is a sibling species of A. franciscana, which is widespread in the Americas and also has been introduced elsewhere. The two are closely related, but completely prevented from interbreeding as they have different water requirements.[1]

Mono Lake brine shrimp
Artemia monica
Artemia monica (male)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Branchiopoda
Order: Anostraca
Family: Artemiidae
Grochowski, 1895
Genus: Artemia
Leach, 1819
Species: Artemia monica


  1. ^ Alireza Asem; Nasrullah Rastegar-Pouyani; Patricio De Los Rios (2010). "The genus Artemia Leach, 1819 (Crustacea: Branchiopoda): true and false taxonomical descriptions" (PDF). Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research. 38: 501–506.

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