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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Branchiopoda
Order: Spinicaudata
Family: Limnadiidae
Burmeister, 1843

Limnadiidae is a family of crustaceans in the order Spinicaudata that live in seasonal wetlands, inland saline pools and lakes.[1] They are found on all the world's continents except Antarctica, and are distinguished from other families in the same order by the fact that the cephalic fornicies do not extend forwards.[1] The family contains eight extant genera:[1]


  1. ^ a b c D. Christopher Rogers, Nicolas Rabet & Stephen C. Weeks (2012). "Revision of the extant genera of Limnadiidae (Branchiopoda: Spinicaudata)". Journal of Crustacean Biology. 32 (5): 827–842. doi:10.1163/193724012X637212.