Anostracans in dark sections of Saudi Arabian caves

  title={Anostracans in dark sections of Saudi Arabian caves},
  author={Denton Belk and Wm. David Peters},
Anostracans were found living in ephemeral pools in the dark sections of three caves on the As Summan Plateau in Saudi Arabia. Branchipus schaefferi Fischer, 1834 occurred alone in one while it cohabited with Streptocephalus torvicornisbucheti Daday, 1910 in a second cave; fairy shrimps were observed but not collected from the third. None of the specimens demonstrated any of the types of morphological changes typically associated with cave adapted species. This is likely due to continuing… CONTINUE READING

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