Also known as American Tadpole Shrimp, Living Fossil, Mini Horseshoe Crab, Rice Tadpole Shrimp.
Found in freshwater ponds and pools.
They feed on algae, insects and organic debris.
Length - 7.5cm
Depth - ?
Widespread North America
They resemble miniature horseshoe crabs and are considered living fossils.
These tadpoles are considered a human ally against West Nile Virus as they consume Culux Mosquito larvae. Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triops_longicaudatus