cladoceran

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cladoceran

any minute crustacean of the order Cladocera, with a laterally compressed carapace and large forked antennae used in swimming.
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In the quantitative zooplankton samples from the pelagial of Lake Peipsi, 57 species of cladocerans and 28 species of copepods were found, in which the characteristic species of oligo-mesotrophic and eutrophic waters co-dominated.
Currently, a large number of organisms (both wild and model) are used as bioindicators in pollution assessment studies in aquatic ecosystems; the most commonly used are fish (marine and freshwater), bivalves (marine), cladocerans, rotifers, macro-crustaceans, plants, and birds, among others (Zhou et al., 2008; Li et al., 2010; Minier et al., 2015; Colin et al., 2016).
squamosissimus) and zooplankton groups (microfilterers, cladocerans, calanoids and cyclopoids) between the surface and the bottom of the lake, we applied a one-way analysis of variance (one-way ANOVA) to each period of the light-dark cycle, with p < 0.05 considered significant.
Whereas, the cladocerans followed the same pattern as of copepods but were least abundant.
Two cladocerans species were used in the present study: D.
Utilization of the exotic cladoceran Daphnia tumholtzei by juvenile fishes in an Illinois River floodplain lake.
Estimates of non-predatory crustacean zooplankton production were made using P/B values obtained for non-predatory cladocerans (0.162) at temperatures >10[degrees]C (Stockwell and Johannsson 1997 (as cited in Johannsson et al.
The relation between zooplankton population dynamics and hydrological phases is not equal for all components of the zooplankton community, which includes four large groups: protists, rotifers, cladocerans and copepods.
The effect of temperature, and food quantity and quality on the growth and development rates in laboratory-cultured copepods and cladocerans from Sri Lankan reservoir.