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Crustaceans (Crustacea), wood engravings, published in 1897 Featured Water Flea Print

Crustaceans (Crustacea), wood engravings, published in 1897

Crustaceans (Crustacea): 1) Cyclops with eggs; 2) Fish louse (Argulus foliaceus), bottom view; 3) Lepas; 4) Water flea (Daphnia); 5) Triops (Apus ); 6) Ostracod (Cypridina mediterranea); 7) Indo-Pacific horseshoe crab (Tachypleus gigas, or Limulus moluccanus); 8) European crayfish (Astacus astacus, or Astacus fluviatillis); 9) Squilla mantis; 10) Edible crab (Cancer pagurus); 11) Rough woodlouse (Porcellio scaber); 12) Freshwater shrimp (Gammarus pulex); 13) Whale louse (Cyamus). Wood engravings, published in 1897

BIO21545 Featured Water Flea Print


Daphnia sp.
carrying eggs, in fresh water. The population consists mainly of females that lay unfertilised eggs by parthogenesis. Males appear only in certain conditions and then fertilise winter eggs. Here the eggs, antennae, an eye and lower section of the inintestine are visible

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Polyphemus water flea head Featured Water Flea Print

Polyphemus water flea head

Polyphemus water flea head. Confocal light micrograph of the head of a Polyphemus sp. water flea (a type of crustacean). Polyphemus is recognisable by its single large eye (lower left) which it uses to hunt small prey, such as other water fleas. Polyphemus species produce two types of females, sexual and asexual, with different appearance, physiology and behaviour. Females can grow to 1.5 millimetres (mm) across, while males only reach 0.8 mm. A confocal microscope detects light only from the focal point of its objective lens. By moving the focal point, images of thin sections of an intact specimen (as here) can be obtained. Magnification unknown

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