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Artemia salina
Taxonavigation: Artemiina 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Cladus: Allotriocarida
Classis: Branchiopoda
Superordo: Sarsostraca
Ordo: Anostraca
Subordo: Artemiina

Familia: Artemiidae
Genus: Artemia
Species: A. amati – A. franciscana – A. monica – A. persimilis – A. salina – A. sinica – A. sorgeloosi – A. tibetiana – A. urmiana



Artemia Leach, 1819


  • Artemesia Latrielle, 1816
  • Artemia parthenogenetica Bowen & Sterling, 1978
  • Artemis Thompson, 1834
  • Artemisus Lamarck, 1818
  • Callaonelia Kulczycki, 1885
  • Eulimene Latrielle, 1816


  • Leach, W.E. 1819. [new genera]. In: Samouelle G.: The entomologist’s useful compendium; or an introduction to the knowledge of British insects comprising the best means of obtaining and preserving them, and a description of the apparatus generally used; together with the genera of Linné, and the modern method of arranging the classes Crustacea, Myriapoda, spiders, mites and insects from their affinities and structure, according to the views of Dr. Leach. Also an explanation of the terms used in entomology: a calendar of the times of appearance, and usual situations of near 3000 species of British insects; with instructions for collecting and fitting up objects for the microscope. London: Thomas Boys, 496 pp. BHL Reference page
  • Abatzopoulos T.J., Zhang B. & Sorgeloos P., 1998. Artemia tibetiana: preliminary characterization of a new Artemia species found in Tibet (People's Republic of China). International Study on Artemia. 59. International journal of salt lake research, 7(1): 41–44. [not seen]
  • Asem, A., Eimanifar, A., Rastegar-Pouyani, N., Hontoria, F., De Vos, S., Van Stappen, G. & Sun, S-C. 2020. An overview on the nomenclatural and phylogenetic problems of native Asian brine shrimps of the genus Artemia Leach, 1819 (Crustacea, Anostraca). ZooKeys, 902; 1–15. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.902.34593 Open access Reference page
  • Asem A., Rastegar-Pouyani N. & De Los Ríos-Escalante P., 2010. The genus Artemia Leach, 1819 (Crustacea: Branchiopoda). I. True and false taxonomical descriptions. Latin American journal of aquatic research, 38(3): 501–506. DOI: 10.3856/vol38-issue3-fulltext-14 [doi broken/unregistered] PDF
  • Eimanifar, A., Asem, A., Djamali, M. & Wink, M. 2016. A note on the biogeographical origin of the brine shrimp Artemia urmiana Günther, 1899 from Urmia Lake, Iran. Zootaxa 4097(2): 294–300. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4097.2.12.Reference page
  • Mura, G.; Gajardo, G. 2011: The highly divergent New World Artemia species (Branchiopoda, Anostraca), A. franciscana and A. persimilis, show subtle differences in morphological traits involved in mating. Zootaxa 2912: 37–48. Preview Reference page

Vernacular names

English: Brine shrimp
français: Artémie
magyar: Sórákok
polski: artemia
ไทย: ไรทะเล, ไรน้ำเค็ม
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