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Anaspidacea

(Order)

Overview

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An Order in the Kingdom Animalia.

Taxonomy

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The Order Anaspidacea is a member of the Class Crustacea. Here is the complete "parentage" of Anaspidacea:

The Order Anaspidacea is further organized into finer groupings including:

Families

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Anaspididae

Anaspididae is a family of freshwater crustacean that is endemic to Tasmania, Australia. The family contains 3 genera and 5 species. This group of crustaceans are considered living fossils. They are commonly and collectively known as the Tasmanian anaspid crustaceans. Anaspidids have stalked eyes, long antennae and antennules, and a slender body with no carapace. The two species of Allanaspides and the single species of Paranaspides are all listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List. [more]

Koonungidae

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Psammaspidae

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Psammaspididae

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Stygocarididae

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More info about the Family Stygocarididae may be found here.

Sources

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Last Revised: August 25, 2014
2014/08/25 14:53:50