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Anostraca (lit. "without shell") are a clade of Lithostraca.

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First emerging around 4110ma, Anostracans are one of two lineages of Lithostraca. Native to Anthostome reefs, Anostracans have discarded their ancestral shells for the sake of mobility and stealth.

Anostracans are benthic predators, relying on ambush tactics to hunt faster prey. As they have similar lifestyles and hunting tactics to the Trichopods, they either exist within different ecosystems or specialize for hunting different prey.

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