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Laccotrephes pfeiferiae

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Kingdom  Animalia
Suborder  Heteroptera
Phylum  Arthropoda
Rank  Species
Class  Insecta
Family  Nepidae
Genus  Laccotrephes
Order  True bugs
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Similar  Laccotrephes, True bugs, Nepidae, Laccotrephes japonensis, Nepa

Laccotrephes pfeiferiae is a species of water scorpion belonging to the family Nepidae. It was until 1999 considered synonym of Laccotrephes robustus; records of L. robustus outside the Philippines refer to this species.

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Description

Laccotrephes pfeiferiae can reach a length of about 45–50 millimetres (1.8–2.0 in). Body color varies from brown to dark brown. A breathing tube, up to 32–35 millimetres (1.3–1.4 in), located at the end of an elongated abdomen, can be kept out of the water to breathe.

Distribution

This species can be found in Myanmar, Thailand, West Malaysia, Indonesia (Sumatra, Java), southern China, and Taiwan.

References

Laccotrephes pfeiferiae Wikipedia


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