Recent clam shrimps:
- have internal compound eyes
- possess large bivalve shield which covers the entire body
- have a staggering swimming mode in which the second antennae in addition to their legs are used
- filter nutritive particles out of the water or stirred-up mud
Eulimnadia texana (from: www.animaldiversity.org)
Caenestheriella gynecia (from:www3.uakron.edu/biology/hmpg1.html)
Analysis of multilamellar shell structure has allowed the identification of: five species assigned to the genus Laxitextella (A).
Moreover, two new species have been described: Menucoestheria bocki (B) and Krasiestheria parvula (C).