|Size [µm]||Females 1600 to 3500|
|Characteristics||Antennulae are inserted on a protuberance of the rostrum. The rostrum itself is relatively short. The rostrum shows a clear-cut curvature. Middle ventral region of the carapax valves with a bundle of short hairs. Spina short, sometimes absent. Postabdomen with a series of teeth along the whole length of a furca mount.|
|Habitate||Little ponds and lakes.|
|To see images, please click on thumbnails below.|
|Images||Midsummer female. About 2 mm in size. From a little pond, island of Sylt/Germany.||
Note the green gut filled with phytoplankton.
Note the prominent pattern of the carapax valve.
Note the prominent antenna musculature and the postabdominal musculature.
|General informations from: H Streble and D Krauter: Das Leben im Wassertropfen. 8th edition, Frankh-Kosmos Verlag, Stuttgart 1988|
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