Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. An order of the Entomostraca.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In Latreille's system of classification, a section of his Branchiopoda lophopoda, equivalent to the Daphnides of Strauss or the Daphniacea of others.
  • An order of Entomostraca or a suborder of Phyllopoda, comprising the small crustaceans known as water-fleas, abounding in fresh water.

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Examples

  • The invasion rate of freshwater cladocera, small crustaceans such as the water flea Daphnia, is now 50,000 times higher than the background level before humans played a dominant role in species transport.

    Aquatic invasive species

  • The invasion rate of freshwater cladocera, small crustaceans such as the water flea

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