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Ilyocryptus spp.
Ilyocryptus Ilyocryptus
Phylum Arthropoda
Subphylum Crustacea
Class Branchiopoda
Order Cladocera
Family Ilyocryptidae
Distinguishing Characteristics
  • Antennules two segmented
  • In many species the old carapace is not cast off during molting, giving the appearance of nested shells
  • Postabdomen large with numerous marginal denticles and long lateral setae
  • Often covered with detritus
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