|Size [µm]||Up to 2500|
|Characteristics||Head armour dorsally prolonged into a point. With nauplius eye. Tip of rostrum longer than antennulae. Yellowish to transparent in colour. Lipid body frequently vividly blue or redish. Great temporal and regional variety in morphology, including form and length of spina, carapax and head armour.|
|Habitate||Yellowish forms in little ponds, transparent in larger lakes, planktonic.|
|To see images, please click on thumbnails below.|
About 1.8 mm in size.
Transparent form with short spina, note number of eggs.
Note the prominent antenna musculature and the gut musculature.
About 1.4 mm in size.
Note the long spina.
|General informations from: H Streble and D Krauter: Das Leben im Wassertropfen. 8th edition, Frankh-Kosmos Verlag, Stuttgart 1988|
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