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Freshwater crustaceans ~3cm long. What I thought was the head is actually the rear end. The rear looks like it has antennae, as shown in photo 2. Watch a short video I took of them here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCn0520-...
Freshwater marsh (in a vernal pool) with lots of leaf debris in the water. Maple and white pine as well as several species of moss (including sphagnum moss) were common in this area.
Found in the same vernal pool as many copepods, fingernail clams, and snails.