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]
 
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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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ S. J. Brands. "Ceriodaphnia dubia - Hierarchy". The Taxonomicon. Universal Taxonomic Services, Zwaag, The Netherlands. Retrieved February 3, 2010. 
  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.