Triops already lived 220 million years ago and are thus the oldest still living animal species

Triops cancriformis

Triops cancriformis cancriformis

It is the European type of triops and comes with the lowest temperatures of all types of triops. It is 18 to 25 ° C.
It can also be observed in Germany and Austria in the wild.
Their spread extends throughout Europe and in northern Asia.

The dark color clearly distinguishes it from other types of triops. The pattern on the tank is a marbling. He has a large tank, bullish tank, which covers very much of the body.
The tail is rather short compared to other triops.

Currently, it is considered to be the oldest surviving animal species on Earth and lived 220 million years ago.

With a body length of up to 14 cm, it is the largest trioptic style.

However, the growth is quite slow, due to the comparatively low temperatures, but this species lasts longer than most. In the wild, the habitats of the Triops cancriformis are filled with water the longest with water, so the triops have more time to develop.

There are also different color variants of Triops cancriformis, locational variants that occur only in one place. Eg red (Japan) or very bright triops. cancriformis.


Triops cancriformis simplex

It is rarely commercially available and differs mainly in the coloration of Triops cancriformis cancriformis, which is marmorated in it blue-black. In addition, the tank is not as big as T. cancriformis and the whole body does not act so bullish, remains also somewhat smaller.

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