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Crustacean - Triops

Crustacean - Triops
Willcox Playa, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
August 10, 2010
I always wanted to see these crustaceans that pop up in temporary pools, but I forgot name and don't know where to look up their story. In flat muddy water on sand flats, together with big golden tadpoles.

Moved from ID Request.

Tadpole Shrimp (Notostraca)
Maybe something in/near Triops:

Yes, that was it!
Thanks Ken - frass the image?

Don't frass...
Inland crustaceans now have a place in the guide, and there is only one other Triops photo. Besides, it's a really cool picture.

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