Expert(s). Expert: Notes: Reference for: Other Source(s). Source: American Fisheries Society Special Publication 31, pre-press (version May). Acquired. PDF | A persisting population of an unidentified and probably undescribed cladoceran, morphologically similar to Daphnia similis CLAUS but genetically. The aim of the present paper is to revise the taxonomy of the Daphnia ( Ctenodaphnia) similis group in the Old World with both morphological.

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Because of their thin membrane, which allows drugs daphnka be absorbed, they are used to monitor the effects of certain drugs, such as adrenaline or capsaicin, on the heart.

Daphniaa genus of small planktonic crustaceansare 0. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Daphnialike many animals, are prone to alcohol intoxication, and make excellent subjects for studying the effects of the depressant on the nervous system due ssimilis the translucent exoskeleton and the visibly altered heart rate. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.

Due to its intermediate size, Daphnia utilizes daphniw diffusion and circulatory methods, producing hemoglobin in low-oxygen environments. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. Retrieved October 29, ColburnVernal Pools: This may not be the case, however, and the new invaders may mostly be a tangling and clogging nuisance.

The understanding of species boundaries has been hindered by phenotypic plasticity, hybridization, intercontinental introductions and poor taxonomic descriptions.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Daphnia. Retrieved October 9, Retrieved from ” https: The two most readily available species of Daphnia are D.

They produce a brood of diploid eggs every simikis they moult ; these broods can contain as few as 1—2 eggs in smaller species, such as D.

National Center for Biotechnology Information. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. List of Daphnia species.

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Daphnia species are normally r -selectedmeaning that they invest in dwphnia reproduction and so have short lifespans.

Moinawhich is in the Moinidae family instead of Daphniidae and is much smaller than D.


Oneida Lake Education Initiative. World checklist of freshwater Cladocera species. Even under relatively low-power microscopythe feeding mechanism can be observed, with immature young moving in the brood pouch; moreover, the eye being moved by the ciliary muscles can be seen, as well as blood cells being pumped around the circulatory system by the simple heart. In most species, the rest of the body is covered by a carapacewith a ventral gap in which the five or six pairs of legs lie.

Swimming is powered mainly by the second set of antennae, which are larger in size than the first set. Some species are halophiles daphhia, and can be found in hypersaline lake environments, an example of which is the Makgadikgadi Zimilis.

Australodaphnia Colbourne et al. Towards the end of the growing season, however, the mode of reproduction changes, and the females produce tough “resting eggs” or “winter eggs”.

While daphnia are an important base of the food chain in freshwater lakes and vernal poolsthey become a nuisance when they are unable to be eaten by native macroscopic predators and there is some concern that the original spineless and hookless water fleas and daphnia end up out-competed by the invasive ones. Several Daphnia species are considered threatened. Daphnia may be used in certain environments to test the effects of toxins on an ecosystemwhich makes them an indicator genusparticularly useful because of its short lifespan and reproductive capabilities.

Species such as Bythotrephes longimanus [14] [15] [16] [17] AKA “spiny water flea” and formerly known as Bythotrephes cederstroemi native to Northern Europe and AsiaCercopagis pengoi AKA “fishhook waterflea” native in the brackish fringes of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea and Daphnia lumholtzi [18] [19] [20] [21] native to east Africa, the Asian subcontinent of India, and east Australia have these characteristics and great care should be taken to prevent them from spreading further in North American waters.

Daphnia is a large genus — comprising over species — belonging to the cladoceran family Daphniidae. Views Read Edit View history.

ADW: Daphnia similis: CLASSIFICATION

Crease; Michael Lynch Most Daphnia species have a life cycle based on “cyclical parthenogenesis”, alternating between parthenogenetic asexual reproduction and sexual reproduction.


They are tolerant of being observed live under a cover slip and appear to suffer ssimilis harm when returned to open water. The ephippia can withstand periods of extreme cold, drought or lack of food availability, and dapunia — when conditions improve — into females Ismilis are close to being classed as extremophiles. Daphnia nivalisDaphnia coronataDaphnia occidentalisand Daphnia jollyi. Global Invasive Species Database: Ecology, Epidemiology, and Evolution of Parasitism in Daphnia.

Petrusek March 2, The following are listed as vulnerable by IUCN: Limnology and Daphia Ecology. Daphnia live in various aquatic environments ranging from acidic swamps to freshwater lakes and ponds. All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from December Articles with permanently dead external links Webarchive template wayback links Articles using diversity taxobox Articles with ‘species’ microformats All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from October Commons category link is on Wikidata Wikipedia articles with NDL identifiers Articles containing video clips.

Some species of daphnia native to North America can develop sharp spines at the end of the body and helmet-like structures on the head when they detect predators, siimlis [23] but this is overall temporary for such daphnia species and they do not completely overwhelm or discourage native predators from eating them.

Daphnia similis Claus, – Overview

In daphbia case, the resting eggs are protected by a hardened coat called the ephippiumand are cast off at the female’s next moult. An individual Daphnia life-span depends on factors such as temperature and the abundance of predatorsbut can be 13—14 months in some cold, oligotrophic fish-free lakes.

This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat Stoeckel, Illinois Natural History Survey: The physiology of the Cladocera. In species without males, resting eggs are also produced asexually and are diploid.