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Triops - Tadpole Shrimp
Triopsidae
Triops longicaudatus
Type: Crustacean

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Triopsidae
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Triops
Phyllopoda
Many Gilled Feet
Branchiopoda
Gilled Legs
Crustacea
Crustaceans
Arthropoda
Jointed Feet
Ecdysozoa
Molting
Protostomia
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Bilateria
Two-Way Symmetry
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Triopsidae Family
Triops Genus


Location / Where this Creature is found:

Southern Utah

Description

Cross between a tadpole and a shrimp, or a mini horseshoe crab.

General information about Triops - Tadpole Shrimp :

AKA Triops, Dinosaur Shrimp, Shield Shrimp.

They have 3 eyes, and 72 pairs of legs.

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The Tadpole Shrimp have been on earth for at least 300 million years. They are the oldest surviving group of animals.

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The Tadpole Shrimp lives it's entire life in small pools of water. When they are born, they grow quickly, reaching adulthood in about a week. They also die very quickly, usually within 2 months. The eggs can sit waiting indefinitely for rain. Once there is enough water pressure, the Tadpole Shrimp eggs spring to life.

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They are found on the tops of ancient mesas, in pools that were usually formed by water dripping from cliffs and caves that are no longer present.

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In sexual population, the sperm leave the male's body through simple pores, there being no penis.

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larvae develop directly, without passing through a metamorphosis.

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its basic pre-historic morphology has changed little in the last 70 million years, exactly matching their ancient fossils. Triops longicaudatus is one of the oldest animal species still in existence.

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Triops - Tadpole Shrimp
AKA Triops, Dinosaur Shrimp, Shield Shrimp. They have 3 eyes, and 72 pairs of legs. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The Tadpole Shrimp have been on earth for at least 300 millio



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These are excellent pond animals, they devour mosquito nymphs. They work well with Triops living in the same pond. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Phylum: Arthropoda






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