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Daphnia magna-female adult.jpg
Daphnia magna (Daphniidae)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Branchiopoda
Order: Cladocera
Suborder: Anomopoda
Families [1]

Anomopoda is a suborder of the order Cladocera. These crustaceans, a type of water flea, are members of the Class Branchiopoda.[1] The Anomopoda typically have five pairs of thoracic limbs, but sometimes have six pairs.[2] The head of the Anomopoda lacks a clear separation from the trunk and the posterior, while the abdomen area gradually merges with the anterior of the trunk.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Alexey Kotov (2010). "Anomopoda". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved January 20, 2012. 
  2. ^ D. R. Khanna (2004). Biology of Arthropoda. Discovery Publishing House. p. 351. ISBN 81-7141-897-X. 
  3. ^ Henri J. Dumont & Ștefan Negrea (2002). Guides to the Identification of the Microinvertebrates of the Continental Waters of the World. 19. Backhuys. p. 29. ISBN 978-90-5782-112-7.