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[From New Latin Cladocera, order name : Greek klados, branch + Greek keras, horn (in reference to the pair of large, branched antennae characteristic of cladocerans ); see ker- in Indo-European roots.]

cla·doc′er·an adj.


(Animals) any minute freshwater crustacean of the order Cladocera, which includes the water fleas
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Cladocera
[C19: from New Latin Cladocera, from Greek klados shoot + keras horn]

wa′ter flea`

any tiny freshwater branchiopod crustacean of the order Cladocera, as the daphnia.
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7 ug, a cladoceran 9 ug, and a copepod 6 ug (Haberman and Haldna, 2014).
Utilization of the exotic cladoceran Daphnia tumholtzei by juvenile fishes in an Illinois River floodplain lake.
uruguayensis on the two cladoceran species would be more intense than predation by adults, and that the notonectid population is more abundant in the littoral zone, where it could exert a potentially higher predation pressure.
longimanus in the Laurentian Great Lakes is the native predacious cladoceran, Leptodora kindtii (Focke 1844) (Lehman and Caceres 1993).
Characterization of the seasonal and interannual changes in abundance of marine cladoceran species in Turkish coast of the Northeastern Levantine Basin.
Also, the efficient grazing characteristics of the cladoceran Penilia avirostris enable it to achieve abundances of up to 2 500 ind.
Chronic toxicity of fenitrothion to an Algae (Nannochlorosis oculata), a rotifer (Brachionus calyciflorus), and cladoceran (Daphnia magna).
Estimating food limitation in cladoceran populations.
Ontogenic shifts in the ability of the cladoceran, Moina macrocopa Straus and Ceriodaphnia cornuta Sars to utilize ciliated protists as food source.