Clam shrimps

Phylum Arthropoda Subphylum Crustacea Class Branchiopoda Order Conchostraca Number of families 5

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Shrimps that possess a bivalved shell with a hinge that envelops the entire body and limbs; they are found exclusively in freshwater

Photo: Clam shrimps (Limnadia lenticularis) are found in temporary puddles, sometimes dug into the mud at the bottom of the puddle. (Photo by Andreas Hartl/OKAPIA/Photo Researchers, Inc. Reproduced by permission.)

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