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.
The spiny water flea, at the present time, wipes out most of the zooplankton in the lake to a depth of greater than five metres," he said.
What is the Latin name for the common water flea used for feeding captive fish?
The worm starts its life as a pinhead-size larva living inside a water flea.
Like viruses spread around the network by email, the water flea is spread by boats and other craft.
There's the blueback herring, ruffe, tubenosed gobies and, the ever-popular spiny water flea.
One creature I found in abundance was the water flea, Daphnia.
has demonstrated the voraciousness with which Bythotrephes-a European zooplankter-is consuming another type of zooplankter commonly known as the water flea.
Buildings: An office and research building, a lodging facility, a water flea cultivation tank, a hatchling production building, an elevated tank.