clam shrimp

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Cyzicus californicus, a species of clam shrimp

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clam shrimp (plural clam shrimps)

  1. Any branchiopod crustacean of the suborders Cyclestherida, Laevicaudata, or Spinicaudata (of the disused superorder Conchostraca), covered by a bivalve shell and well adopted to live in temporary, shallow ponds, with many identified extinct and extant species used to date strata.

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