Triops (scientific names Triops longicaudatus and Triops cancriformis), also known as tadpole shrimp, are a freshwater crustacean in the class Branchiopoda that inhabit temporary pools, lakes, and ponds. They have remained unchanged since before the age of dinosaurs. They are close relatives of brine shrimp (sea monkeys). They look like tiny horseshoe crabs.
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Triops Information Page
Natural history and care of the "tadpole shrimp", living fossils of the genus Triops.
The Amazing World of Triops
Features facts and some short videos of triops.
Articles on the physiology, natural history, and care of triops, and galleries of high-resolution, larger-than life photos.
Listing of sites in the webring.
Florida based site for supplies offers lesson plans for educators, FAQ, and instructions for rearing the creatures.
Last update:February 19, 2016 at 6:15:12 UTC