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  Family Triopsidae

Genus Triops

    Species T. longicaudatus -- North America.
    Species T. baeticus
    Species T. cancriformis
    Species T. newberryi

Taxon Information

The Genus Triops has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from North America.

(These statements were generated automatically from the WInvertebrates database.)

Literature Records

  • Triops, a single, possibly two, highly variable species generally distributed west of meridian 99 or 100 in the U.S.; temporary waters and rice fields [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Triops, "Single species in America" (Linder, 1959).


  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Phyllopodous Branchiopoda (fairy, tadpole, and clam shrimps). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 427-452.
  • Linder, F. 1959. Notostraca. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 572-576.

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