Triops numidicus

Triops numidicus

T. numidicus is interesting in that I am uncertain whether or not it is regarded as a valid species. Longhurst regarded it as synonym for T. granarius.  In recent papers I have seen it referred to both as a valid species and as an outdated name for T. granarius. Unfortunately, references to it are all that exist to my knowledge and I have yet to find a paper defining it as a species or its characteristics.

Major species

Triops numidicus (strongly thought to be T. granarius

Subspecies

none

Range

Africa

Habitat

Unknown (assumedly identical to T. granarius)

Temperature range

High 20-30C

Body ring/segments

Appendages

Notable characters

Large size in wild specimens (typically 4-5 inches long)

Reproduction

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