Triops newberryi

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Triops newberryi
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Branchiopoda
Order: Notostraca
Family: Triopsidae
Genus: Triops
Species: T. newberryi
Binomial name
Triops newberryi
Thomas, 1921
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The range of Triops newberryi

Triops newberryi is a species of Triops found on the western coast of North America, commonly in valleys throughout the states of Washington, Oregon, California, and small areas of Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, and Mexico, with at least one disjunct population in Kansas.[1] They are found in vast numbers though in the Coachella Valley in California.[2] T. newberryi has been reported to have potential as a biocontrol agent for larval mosquitoes breeding in seasonally-flooded habitats.[2] T. newberryi is genetically distinct from T. longicaudatus, the dominant species in the Central United States.[1]

In Captivity[edit]

Though Triops newberryi is the species most likely to be encountered in the wild on the west coast of North America it is far less common than Triops cancriformis and Triops longicaudatus in captivity and is considered a more exotic species among hobbyists.

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