Cladocera

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Cla`doc´e`ra


n. pl.1.(Zool.) An order of the Entomostraca.
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The share of cladocerans was negligible in the spring zooplankton (2%) but appreciable (24%) in the autumn zooplankton.
Age-0 goldeye primarily consumed calanoid copepods and cladocerans in the Peace-Athabasca Delta, Alberta, Canada (Donald and Kooyman, 1976).
By October, ten taxonomic groups contributed 95% of the zooplankton community: copepods, chaetognaths, euphausiids, fish larvae, amphipods, siphonophores, cladocerans, polychaetes, medusas and ostracods (Fig.
Ribeiro & Nuner (2008) reported that cladocerans and insect larvae were the major food items of Salminus brasiliensis post-larvae, being generalist, consuming a varied amount of food items and exhibiting tendency to different feeding specializations according to the developmental stage.
The aim was to determine experimentally the potential predation of the young and adult backswimmerA/arfarega itntgitayensis (Berg) on the most abundant and frequent Zooplankton species in Lake Monte Alegre, the cladocerans Daphnia gessneri Herbst and Ceriodaphnia richardi Sars.
Cladocerans were identified to species, while copepod copepodites and nauplii were identified to suborder; The densities of each taxon were calculated using flow meter readings.
Other notable groups include appendicularians and cladocerans which shows similar trends to these recorded in the zooplankton (Fig.
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.
Rotifers, cladocerans, and meroplankton (pelagic juveniles of demersal species) were identified to the lowest possible taxonomic level.