water flea

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water flea:

see crustaceancrustacean
, primarily aquatic arthropod of the subphylum Crustacea. Most of the 44,000 crustacean species are marine, but there are many freshwater forms. The few groups that inhabit terrestrial areas have not been particularly successful in an evolutionary sense; most require
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Female water fleas typically release a brood of offspring each time they molt (shed their exoskeleton).
As with the spiny water flea, native to Eurasia, the vast majority of water-borne invasive species have not been found in the reservoir, its tributaries, or in ponds within the watershed, Ms.
The influence of feeding, photoperiod and selected solvents on the reproductive strategies of the water flea, Daphnia magna.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Plentiful food can accelerate the spread of infections, Edinburgh scientists have shown in a study of water fleas.
What is the Latin name for the common water flea used for feeding captive fish?
Some highlights include close-ups of opthomolic anomalies; a honey bee with a microchip affixed to it's back; pictomicrographs of snow crystals, chicken embryos and the lips of a water flea; an x-ray of a flying lizard; and a florescence photograph of a genetically modified mouse and it's green, glowing offspring.
The worm starts its life as a pinhead-size larva living inside a water flea. When villagers drink unfiltered water from a pond, they also gulp down the worm-infected fleas, says Ernesto Ruiz-Tiben, technical director of the Carter Center's Guinea Worm Eradication Program.
There's the blueback herring, ruffe, tubenosed gobies and, the ever-popular spiny water flea. These are all recent arrivals that have come in ship ballast water.
Biology of recent invertebrate invading species in the Great Lakes: the spiny water flea, Bythotrephes cederstroemi and the zebra mussel, Dreissena polymorpha.
One creature I found in abundance was the water flea, Daphnia.