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Noun1.Branchiopoda - primitive aquatic mainly freshwater crustaceans: fairy shrimps; brine shrimps; tadpole shrimps; can shrimps; water fleas
class Crustacea, Crustacea - class of mandibulate arthropods including: lobsters; crabs; shrimps; woodlice; barnacles; decapods; water fleas
genus Daphnia - water fleas
Anostraca, order Anostraca - small aquatic crustaceans lacking a carapace: fairy shrimps; brine shrimps
Notostraca, order Notostraca - small freshwater crustaceans with a shield-shaped carapace
genus Triops, Triops - type genus of the family Triopidae: small crustaceans with a small third median eye
class - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
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The same can be found in crustacean lineages, as branchiopods, ostracods, copepods, cirripeds, and decapods that lost HcA and presented Hb for handling oxygen (Ter-williger and Ryan, 2001).
Field evidence of dispersal of branchiopods, ostracods and bryozoans by teal (Anas crecca) in the Camargue (southern France).
The complete sequence of the mitochondrial genome of the crustacean Penaeus monodon: are malacostracan crustaceans more closely related to insects than to branchiopods? Mol.
In this issue, general information about these organisms can be found for cladocerans (Forro et al., 2008), copepods (Boxshall and Defaye, 2008), ostracods (Martens et al., 2008) and large branchiopods (Brendonck et al., 2008).
Dispersal of all branchiopods is only by passive means, as other stages cannot survive out of water.
Thus De los Rios-Escalante (2010), based on Niemeyer & Cereceda (1984) who used climatic, topographic and hydrological characteristics, proposed the following four regions in according to a zoogeographical review of inland water Branchiopods and Copepods: Northern Chile (18[degrees]-27[degrees]S); Central Chile (27[degrees]-37[degrees]S), Northern and Central Patagonia (37[degrees]-51[degrees]S) and Southern Patagonia (51[degrees]-55[degrees]S).
After the first subsequent rains, the invertebrate fauna in these particular pans consisted of many "typical" temporary pan invertebrates, including various large branchiopods like: Anostraca (Fairy shrimp), Conchostraca (Clam shrimp), and Notostraca (Tadpole shrimp).
Scientists had thought that early arthropods had simpler brains like those of tiny freshwater crustaceans called branchiopods. The branchiopod brain consists of two connected parts with a third mass of tissue sitting behind the stomach.
Some believe that insects evolved from the an ancestor that gave rise to the malacostracans, a group of crustaceans that include crabs and shrimp, while others point to a lineage of less commonly known crustaceans called branchiopods, which include, for example, brine shrimp.
The other group, which was generally favoured, thought they came from a class of crustaceans called branchiopods, which include brine shrimp and fairy shrimp.
The particular style of molar ornamentation links the Mount Cap fossils to a clade of crown-group (pan)crustaceans that includes branchiopods, malacostracans, and hexapods, and thus provides a crucial calibration point for arthropod phylogeny, as well as the earliest record of an arthropod with a sophisticated particle-feeding ecology (Harvey and Butterfield 2008).
Fairy shrimp, tadpole shrimp, and clam shrimp are all capable of this impressive feat, a skill not uncommon among a category of animals called branchiopods.