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Subject: Strange bug found near dam
Location: Southern NSW, Australia
September 12, 2013 2:40 am
Hi from Down Under,
My husband was planting bushes with some colleagues near a dam in Southern NSW when they saw this very strange bug. He said that it is approximately 7 centimetres long and as you can see from the photos has a type of helmet shell on it’s back.
Signature: Regina Knight

Shield Shrimp

Shield Shrimp

Hi Regina,
This primitive crustacean in the genus
Triops is commonly called a Shield Shrimp in Australia, and in other parts of the world including North America it is called a Tadpole Shrimp.  The Project Triops Australiensis website is still active and has some local information for you, though incorrectly it seems to use family and genus names interchangeably. 

Shield Shrimp

Shield Shrimp

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