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Project Watershed Central New York

Dedicated to facilitating water resource education in Central New York


Exist in a Wide Range of Conditons
  • They swim rapidly on their sides and are nicknamed “side swimmers”
  • Usually found where there are plants in the water
  • Seven pairs of tiny segmented legs
  • Two pairs of antennae
  • Color is white to clear
  • Resembles a freshwater shrimp
  • Hard, platelike shell except over the head and upper body