from The Century Dictionary.
- 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun plural (Zoöl.) An order of the Entomostraca.
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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.
The invasion rate of freshwater cladocera, small crustaceans such as the water flea