nfairy shrimpsmall freshwater branchiopod having a transparent body with many appendages; swims on its back
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Fairy shrimp(Zoöl) a European fresh-water phyllopod crustacean (Chirocephalus diaphanus); -- so called from its delicate colors, transparency, and graceful motions. The name is sometimes applied to similar American species.
I did not know whether they were fish, fairy shrimps, or frogs; I had never seen anything like them, and they were wholly unexpected.
"Edge of the Jungle" by William Beebe
Tiny fairy shrimp might steal your heart Documentary pulls viewers into their watery world.