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in Greek mythology: see nymphnymph
, in Greek mythology, female divinity associated with various natural objects. It is uncertain whether they were immortal or merely long-lived. There was an infinite variety of nymphs. Some represented various localities, e.g.
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in ancient Greek mythology, nymphs and female deities living in rivers and lakes. The rusalki of Slavic mythology are similar to the naiads.


divine maidens of lakes, streams, and fountains. [Gk. and Rom. Myth.: Wheeler, 256]
See: Nymph
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0% mortality of naiads at the 24th hour of exposure.
Behavioural adaptation of naiads observed during acclimatization in the laboratory shows that the higher classes (body length ranging from 1.
Naiads possess specialized labium for capturing their prey from distance (Elzinga, 1981).
Taxonomic studies on Odonata naiads are badly ignored in Pakistan.
This provides high nutritional diet to insect larvae and naiads, which are affected by fluctuations in physico-chemical parameters of that water and avoid pollutants and good indicators of water quality (Paine and Gaufin, 1956).
Keywords: Chiliya Bund, Keenjhar Lake, Dipteran larvae, May-fly naiad.
Macrophytes affect the water chemistry, the prey-predator interaction, the availability of food, and especially the availability of shelters for amphibian larvae against predators such as Odonata naiads (JEPPESEN et al.
Having evolved in the absence of predators, native naiads are clueless about self-defense, says Polhemus: "They cruise around in the daytime and just get chowdered.
Daniel's spectacle is centered around water imagery, with naiads and tritons who sing to musical instruments a celebration of spring as the new prince is created.
The first Naiads were built in New Zealand some 20 years ago by Steven Schmidt, a former commercial shellfish diver, to handle the rough conditions found along his country's wild, rocky coast.
The Oceanids, for example, were ocean nymphs; the Nereids inhabited both saltwater and freshwater; the Naiads presided over springs, rivers, fountains, and lakes.