Taxon profile


Tadpole Shrimp
Lepidurus apus (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Branchiopoda »  order Notostraca »  family Triopsidae »  genus Lepidurus

Scientific synonyms

Lepidurus viridus elongatus Wolf, 1911
Lepidurus viridus setodus Wolf, 1911


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Related glossary terms

living fossil

Distribution maps

Included taxa

Number of records: 4

subspecies Lepidurus apus arcticus - Arctic Tadpole Shrimp
subspecies Lepidurus apus lubbocki (Brauer, 1877)
subspecies Lepidurus apus viridus Baird, 1950

Links and literature

EN ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Lepidurus apus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [305189]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Lepidurus apus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
CZ EN Farkač J., Král D. & Škorpík M. (eds.) (2005): List of threatened species in the Czech Republic. Invertebrates, Agentura ochrany přírody a krajiny ČR, Praha, 760 pp. [as Lepidurus apus (Linné, 1758)]

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