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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.
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(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]
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wa′ter flea`

any tiny freshwater branchiopod crustacean of the order Cladocera, as the daphnia.
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A significant decrease in the mean individual cladoceran weight (regression analysis, P = 0.02, [R.sup.2] = 0.2, [F.sub.1,16] = 5.7) was observed from 1992 to 2013 (Table 3).
Monitoring of a water treatment plant using acute toxicity tests with the cladoceran Daphnia magna and the freshwater rotifer Lecane quadridentate.
tropicus, we selected one fish larva at random into each of the experimental vessel; the branchiopod and cladoceran species were offered independently at six different densities (Table 1).
Impact of predation by the copepod, Mesocyclops pehpeiensis, on life table demography and population dynamics of four cladoceran species: A comparative laboratory study.
The toxic effects of diazinon are available in the literature for the temperate cladoceran D.
Utilization of the exotic cladoceran Daphnia tumholtzei by juvenile fishes in an Illinois River floodplain lake.
longimanus in the Laurentian Great Lakes is the native predacious cladoceran, Leptodora kindtii (Focke 1844) (Lehman and Caceres 1993).
Chronic toxicity of fenitrothion to an Algae (Nannochlorosis oculata), a rotifer (Brachionus calyciflorus), and cladoceran (Daphnia magna).
Estimating food limitation in cladoceran populations.