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Triops longicaudatus[edit]

Longtail tadpole shrimp
File:Triops longicaudatus 2.jpg
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): Opisthokonta
Kingdom: Animalia
Subkingdom: Bilateria
Superphylum: Ecdysozoa
(unranked): Articulata
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Branchiata (single class, Crustacea)
Class: Crustacea
Subclass: Branchiopoda
Infraclass: Phyllopoda
Superorder: Calamanostraca (Notostraca + Kazacharthra)
Order: Notostraca
Family: Triopsidae
Genus: Triops
Species: Triops longicaudatus

Names - male: cock, female: hen, young: larva

Range Western North America, throughout South America, Japan, Pacific Islands.

Habitat Temporary freshwater pools.

Size Up to 8 cm.

Feeding habits Omnivore.

Offspring Females lay up to 50 eggs. No parental care.

Life span Up to 90 days.

Did you know The long tailpieces of T. longicaudatus may be almost as long as its body. The species has been around for 200 million years.





















Armadillidium vulgare[edit]

Armadillidium vulgare
Armadillidium vulgare 001.jpg
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): Opisthokonta
Kingdom: Animalia
Subkingdom: Bilateria
Superphylum: Ecdysozoa
(unranked): Articulata
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Branchiata
Class: Crustacea
Subclass: Malacostraca
Infraclass: Eumalacostraca
Superorder: Peracarida
Order: Isopoda
Suborder: Oniscidea
Infraorder: Ligiamorpha
Superfamily: Armadilloidea
Family: Armadillidiidae
Genus: Armadillidium
Species: Armadillidium vulgare

Names See above

Range Widespread.

Habitat Under rocks, logs.

Size Up to 15 mm.

Feeding habits Scavenger.

Offspring Female keeps eggs and young larvae in a water-filled pouch and cares for them. When the larvae are ready to separate, the pouch bursts open and they jump out.

Life span 2 years.

Did you know The species is known as "pill bug" because it rolls into a ball when threatened, protected by a hard outer shell. It is one of the few terrestrial crustaceans, having developed lungs, but mainly relies on gills.