Anaspididae is a family of freshwater crustacean that is endemic to Tasmania, Australia. The family contains 3 genera and 5 species. This group of crustaceans are considered living fossils. They are commonly and collectively known as the Tasmanian anaspid crustaceans. Anaspidids have stalked eyes, long antennae and antennules, and a slender body with no carapace.


  • Allanaspides Swain, Wilson, Hickman & Ong, 1970
    • A. hickmani Swain, Wilson & Ong, 1970; commonly known as Hickman's Pygmy Mountain Shrimp
    • A. helonomus Swain, Wilson, Hickman & Ong, 1970
  • Anaspides Thomson, 1894
    • A. tasmaniae Thomson, 1892
    • A. spinulae Williams, 1965
  • Paranaspides Smith, 1908
    • P. lacustris Smith, 1909


  • Lowry, J.K. & M. Yerman (2002 onwards). Anaspidacea: Families. Version: 2 October 2002

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