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Water Fleas - Daphnia

Water Fleas - Daphnia
Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, Canada
April 20, 2007
Size: Up to 2 mm
Daphnia sp. from a swamp. These are rather large, bug-like planktonic crustacea which *may* confuse some people. So here's a photo with the critters in different angles.

Moved from Water Fleas.

Moved from Bug-like Creatures Not Covered By BugGuide. We're now including all inland arthropods in the guide--and maybe all intertidal species (see discussion). Are you certain of the genus? And if you know something about these, perhaps you could comment on the other images?

"Daphnia" was just an assumption ... I am unfamiliar with the Cladocera.

definitely Daphnia, but could be multiple species in this photo

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