like small horseshoe crab. Found in wet pond behind library. The pond is full of macroinvertebrates including fairy shrimp
Found in intermittent storm water drainage pool on Texas State University campus.
Think it's a longicaudatus, but could be wrong. If so, please correct me.
Found in a small rock pool
In an aquarium of an installation on the rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
There is a pond at Godley Head, Canterbury New Zealand, beside the car park. The water is very low and probably going to dry up this summer. While looking at Tadpoles I noticed something fluttering on the mud slightly out of water. As I rinsed the mud and put it in the slightly deeper water I noted how strange and creepy it looked. Very much like the other photos. Was blackish with an orangey tale. Water was quite warm. Air temperature about 21 degrees C.
The order Notostraca comprises the single family Triopsidae, containing the tadpole shrimp or shield shrimp. The two genera, Triops and Lepidurus, are considered living fossils, having not changed significantly in outward form since the Triassic. They have a broad, flat carapace, which conceals the head and bears a single pair of compound eyes. The abdomen is long, appears to be segmented and bears numerous pairs of flattened legs. The telson is flanked by a pair of...