Ceriodaphnia dubia

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Ceriodaphnia dubia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Branchiopoda
Order: Cladocera
Family: Daphniidae
Genus: Ceriodaphnia
Species: C. dubia
Binomial name
Ceriodaphnia dubia
Richard, 1894 [1]

Ceriodaphnia dubia is a species of water flea in the class Branchiopoda, living in freshwater lakes, ponds, and marshes in most of the world. They are small, generally less than 1 millimetre (0.039 in) in length. Males are smaller than females. Ceriodaphnia dubia move by using a powerful set of second antennae.[2] Ceriodaphnia dubia is used in toxicity testing of wastewater treatment plant effluent water in the United States.[3] Climate change and particularly ultraviolet radiation (UVR) may seriously damage Ceriodaphnia dubia populations, as they seems to be more sensitive than other cladocerans as Daphnia pulex - pulicaria[4].


  1. ^ S. J. Brands. "Ceriodaphnia dubia - Hierarchy". The Taxonomicon. Universal Taxonomic Services, Zwaag, The Netherlands. Retrieved February 3, 2010.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Daphnids: Ceriodaphnia dubia, Daphnia magna". Marinco Bioassay Laboratory, Inc. 2005.
  3. ^ Donald E. Francisco; Michael C. Elias; Christine A. LaRocca; Francis A. DiGiano; Marilyn J. Maerker. "Chronic toxicity bioassay with Ceriodaphnia dubia". University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved August 26, 2011.
  4. ^ Fernández, Carla Eloisa; Rejas, Danny (2017-04-05). "Effects of UVB radiation on grazing of two cladocerans from high-altitude Andean lakes". PLOS ONE. 12 (4): e0174334. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0174334. ISSN 1932-6203.