daphnia daphnia

Definition(s):

  • (n) minute freshwater crustacean having a round body enclosed in a transparent shell; moves about like a flea by means of hairy branched antennae

Usage(s):

  1. But if DDT gets into their water, it knocks the daphnia cold.
  2. That environment has great influence on heredity the water flea daphnia proves.

News

  • Unwanted visitors in Lake Pueblo

    A type of water flea called Daphnia lumholtz has been found in Lake Pueblo in Pueblo, Colo. in this undated courtesy photo While there are several native species of fleas, the invader has spines that reduce its value as fish food.
    on July 16, 2013     Source: The Pueblo Chieftain

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