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


Triops mauritanicus

This Triops is found in Italy, Spain, Protugal and even in North Africa. Thus he is the southernmost representative of T. cancriformis. It is still very rarely commercially available and is with a color to light brown the brightest representative of the cancriformis.
Until recently, it was still a subspecies of the triops cancriformis.

He is the only triop that has two clearly protruding "tips" on the left and right of the Furca.

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