Daphniidae is a family of water fleas in the sub-order Anomopoda.
Description [ edit ]
Members of the family Daphniidae differ from other, similar cladocerans, such as
Macrotrichidae and Moinidae, in that the antennae of females are short and immobile. [1 ]
Ecology [ edit ]
The feeding mechanism of the members of the family Daphniidae differs from that of
Macrotrichidae in allowing the animals to engage in filter-feeding, rather than having to scrape food from a surface. They have evolved to fill a number of different ecological niches. and Scapholeberis contain species adapted to living around the surface film; Megafenestra species cling to objects while filter-feeding; others have developed a Simocephalus pelagic lifestyle. [2 ]
Taxonomy [ edit ]
The family Daphniidae contains 121 species in five genera:
[3 ] [4 ] [5 ]
The members of the family
Moinidae may also be placed among the Daphniidae. [6 ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ William David Williams (1980). "Arachnids and crustaceans". (2nd ed.). Australian Freshwater Life: the Invertebrates of Australian Inland Waters Macmillan Education. pp. 118–184. ISBN 978-0-333-29894-7.
^ Geoffrey Fryer (1995). Petter Larsson & Lawrence J. Weider, ed. "Cladocera as Model Organisms in Biology: Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Cladocera, held in Bergen, Norway, 9–16 August 1993". . Issue 107 of Hydrobiologia Developments in Hydrobiology ( Springer) 307 (1–3): 57–68. doi: 10.1007/BF00031997. ISBN 978-0-7923-3471-2.
^ L. Forró, N. M. Korovchinsky, A. A. Kotov & A. Petrusek (2008). Estelle V. Balian, Christian Lévêque, Hendrik Segers & Koen Martens, ed. "Freshwater Animal Diversity Assessment" (. PDF) . Developments in Hydrobiology 198 Hydrobiologia 595 (1): 177–184. doi: 10.1007/s10750-007-9013-5. ISBN 978-1-4020-8259-7. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4020-8259-7_19
^ WoRMS (2010). "Daphniidae". World Register of Marine Species . Retrieved . February 14, 2012
^ "Daphniidae Straus, 1820". Integrated Taxonomic Information System . Retrieved . February 14, 2012
^ Joel W. Martin & George E. Davis (2001). An Updated Classification of the Recent Crustacea (PDF). Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. pp. 1–132.
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