One of my friends has seen this insect-like species in water in the mountainous area in Iran (near Qom).

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    $\begingroup$ Where (what country / region) was is found? $\endgroup$ – Remi.b Jun 6 '17 at 2:16
  • $\begingroup$ @Remi.b Iran. near Qom. $\endgroup$ – M.H Jun 6 '17 at 9:05

Looks like some species of tadpole shrimp. I couldn't tell you what species. There's really no other basis for identification other than these are extremely unique. As you can imagine, they're endemic to a variety of wetland environments. The take home point, however, is it's a crustacean rather than an insect.

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  • $\begingroup$ what information can be derived when this crustacean is seen somewhere ? $\endgroup$ – M.H Jun 6 '17 at 12:02
  • $\begingroup$ @M.H I'm not too sure. As you can see, my best candidate for the species happens to distribute over multiple continents and countries. $\endgroup$ – CKM Jun 6 '17 at 14:05

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