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Cladocera - Branchiopoda
Boxshall, G. (2001). Cladocera - Branchiopoda, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 243-244
In: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50. Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle: Paris. ISBN 2-85653-538-0. 463 pp., more
In: Collection Patrimoines Naturels.. ISSN 1158-422X

Keywords
    Cladocera [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Boxshall, G., more

Abstract
    The water fleas belong within the crustacean class Branchiopoda but there is considerable debate concerning the higher classification of the class (see Fryer, 1987). The taxon Cladocera may not be monophyletic, representing instead a level of organisation within the diplostracan branchiopods. Most cladocerans are freshwater but a few, mainly belonging to the infraorder Onychopoda, are marine or occur in brackish waters, such as the Baltic Sea. The data are compiled from Rammner (1939) and Alonso (1996).


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    • Alonso, M. 1996. Crustacea Branchiopoda. In, Fauna Iberica, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales (CSIC), Madrid, 7: 486pp.
    • Fryer, G. 1987. A new classification of the branchiopod Crustcea. Zool. J.Linn. Soc. 91: 357-383.
    • Rammner, W. 1939. Cladocera. Fiches D’Identification du Zooplankton. Conseil International pour l’Exploration de la Mer, Sheet 3. 4pp.

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