The Order Anaspidacea is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Family (5): Anaspididae · Koonungidae · Psammaspidae · Psammaspididae · Stygocarididae
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 12 species and subspecies in the Order Anaspidacea.
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]
More info about the Family Stygocarididae may be found here.
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