Diplostraca

Water Fleas, Daphnia

CLASSIFICATION

Main Group: Animal

Sublevel 1: Non-chordate Invertebrate

Sublevel 2: Invertebrate with bilateral symmetry

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Phylum: Arthropoda

Class: Branchiopoda

Order: Diplostraca

STATUS IN NEW ENGLAND

Invasive, Pest, or Pathogen?: No

BIOLOGY/ECOLOGY

Feeding Type: Heterotroph

HABITAT

ASSOCIATED SPECIES

NOTES

The Water Fleas consist of all taxa in the Suborder Cladocera (within the Order Diplostraca).

PHOTOS OF Diplostraca

PHOTOS OF SPECIES ASSOCIATIONS