Antrolana

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Antrolana
Antrolana lira.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Isopoda
Family: Cirolanidae
Genus: Antrolana
Bowman, 1964
Species: A. lira
Binomial name
Antrolana lira
Bowman, 1964

Antrolana lira is a species of crustacean in family Cirolanidae, the only species in the genus Antrolana. It is an unpigmented troglobite with no eyes, reaching a maximum length of 0.7 inches (18 mm).[1]

A. lira is endemic to the Great Appalachian Valley in Virginia and West Virginia, where it "swims freely through calcite-saturated waters of deep karst aquifers".[1] Its range extends over 200 miles (320 km), from Lexington, Virginia to Charles Town, West Virginia.[1]

Antrolana lira is listed as a vulnerable species on the IUCN Red List,[2] and as a threatened species under the United States Endangered Species Act.[3][4]

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