Anaspides tasmaniae

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Anaspides tasmaniae
FMIB 46282 Tasmanian 'Mountain Shrimp' (Anaspides tasmaniae), a living representative of the Syncarida.png
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A. tasmaniae
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Anaspides tasmaniae
Thomson, 1892[1]

Anaspides tasmaniae is a species of fresh water crustacean of the family Anaspididae found in Tasmania.[2] It is also known by the common name "mountain shrimp".[3] It has been described as a "living fossil".[4] A. tasmaniae lives in tarns and creeks above 300 metres from sea level,[5] and is found in Lake St Clair and Clarence Lagoon.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ On a Freshwater Schizopod from Tasmania. George M. Thomson F.L.S., Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, Volume 6, Issue 3, August 1894, Pages 285–303, doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.1894.tb00482.x
  2. ^ "GBIF - Anaspides tasmaniae (Thompson, 1893)". Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service - Mountain Shrimp, Anaspides spp". Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service. Government of Tasmania. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  4. ^ "The Companion to Tasmanian History - Mount Wellington". The Companion to Tasmanian History. University of Tasmania. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Anaspides tasmaniae (Thomson, 1893)". Atlas of Living Australia. Retrieved 3 April 2016.