cladocera

Summary

Summary: A suborder of CRUSTACEA, order Diplostraca, comprising the water fleas. They are benthic filter feeders that consume PHYTOPLANKTON. The body is laterally compressed and enclosed in a bivalved carapace, from which the head extends.

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  1. Belyaeva M, Taylor D. Cryptic species within the Chydorus sphaericus species complex (Crustacea: Cladocera) revealed by molecular markers and sexual stage morphology. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2009;50:534-46 pubmed publisher
    ..Benthic water fleas (Cladocera) from the family Chydoridae were the first group of freshwater invertebrates for which non-cosmopolitanism and ..
  2. Koch U, von Elert E, Straile D. Food quality triggers the reproductive mode in the cyclical parthenogen Daphnia (Cladocera). Oecologia. 2009;159:317-24 pubmed publisher
  3. Lopes C, Charles S, Vollat B, Garric J. Toxicity of ivermectin on cladocerans: comparison of toxic effects on Daphnia and Ceriodaphnia species. Environ Toxicol Chem. 2009;28:2160-6 pubmed publisher
    ..dubia. C. dubia is smaller than D. magna and appeared to be less sensitive to ivermectin. The European strain of D. magna exhibited less resistance than the Japanese strain. A bias in the sex ratio was observed for all strains tested...
  4. Kato Y, Kobayashi K, Oda S, Tatarazako N, Watanabe H, Iguchi T. Cloning and characterization of the ecdysone receptor and ultraspiracle protein from the water flea Daphnia magna. J Endocrinol. 2007;193:183-94 pubmed
    ..receptor (EcR) and ultra spiracle (USP) protein were cloned from the water flea Daphnia magna (Crustacea: Cladocera)...
  5. Guo N, Xie P. Development of tolerance against toxic Microcystis aeruginosa in three cladocerans and the ecological implications. Environ Pollut. 2006;143:513-8 pubmed
    ..This may explain why dominant Daphnia is usually replaced by small-sized cladocerans when cyanobacteria bloomed in summer in eutrophic lakes...
  6. Olesen J, Richter S, Scholtz G. On the ontogeny of Leptodora kindtii (Crustacea, Branchiopoda, Cladocera), with notes on the phylogeny of the Cladocera. J Morphol. 2003;256:235-59 pubmed
    Leptodora kindtii, a large predaceous cladoceran, is among the most deviant species of the Cladocera. Therefore, its phylogenetic position has traditionally proven difficult to determine...
  7. Walseng B, Yan N, Schartau A. Littoral microcrustacean (Cladocera and Copepoda) indicators of acidification in Canadian Shield lakes. Ambio. 2003;32:208-13 pubmed
    ..9. These indicators showed promise in gauging the early stages of recovery from acidification in 3 lakes that were included in both surveys...
  8. Santos R, Negreiros N, Silva L, Rocha O, Santos Wisniewski M. Biomass and production of Cladocera in Furnas Reservoir, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Braz J Biol. 2010;70:879-87 pubmed
    ..we analyzed the magnitude and seasonal variations of the population density, biomass and secondary production of Cladocera in the Furnas Reservoir (Brazil)...
  9. Oda S, Tatarazako N, Watanabe H, Morita M, Iguchi T. Production of male neonates in four cladoceran species exposed to a juvenile hormone analog, fenoxycarb. Chemosphere. 2005;60:74-8 pubmed
    Previous studies have found that exposure of a cyclic parthenogen, the water flea Daphnia magna (Cladocera, Crustacea), to juvenile hormones and their analogs results in the production of neonates of male sex at concentration-dependent ..

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  1. Dalai S, Pakrashi S, Chandrasekaran N, Mukherjee A. Acute toxicity of TiO2 nanoparticles to Ceriodaphnia dubia under visible light and dark conditions in a freshwater system. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e62970 pubmed publisher
    ..The transmission electron micrographs confirmed the bioaccumulation of NPs and damage of tissues in the gut lining...
  2. Zafar M, van Wijngaarden R, Roessink I, Van den Brink P. Effects of time-variable exposure regimes of the insecticide chlorpyrifos on freshwater invertebrate communities in microcosms. Environ Toxicol Chem. 2011;30:1383-94 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest that for this combination of concentrations and duration of the TWA, the TWA concentration is more important for most species than the peak concentration for the assessment of long-term risks of chlorpyrifos...
  3. Yi X, Kang S, Jung J. Long-term evaluation of lethal and sublethal toxicity of industrial effluents using Daphnia magna and Moina macrocopa. J Hazard Mater. 2010;178:982-7 pubmed publisher
    ..macrocopa was more sensitive than D. magna, but the opposite result was true in the case of the feeding rate inhibition. These suggest that different species have different sensitivities to toxic chemicals and to the test methods...
  4. De Rosemond S, Liber K. Wastewater treatment polymers identified as the toxic component of a diamond mine effluent. Environ Toxicol Chem. 2004;23:2234-42 pubmed
  5. Wilson W, Konwick B, Garrison A, Avants J, Black M. Enantioselective Chronic Toxicity of Fipronil to Ceriodaphnia dubia. Arch Environ Contam Toxicol. 2008;54:36-43 pubmed
    ..dubia than either the (+) enantiomer or the racemate. Enantiomerically pure or enriched formulations of (-) fipronil may reduce impacts to the nontarget organism C. dubia...
  6. Freitas E, Rocha O. Acute and chronic toxicity of chromium and cadmium to the tropical cladoceran pseudosida ramosa and the implications for ecotoxicological studies. Environ Toxicol. 2014;29:176-86 pubmed publisher
  7. Tatum V, Borton D, Streblow W, Louch J, Shepard J. Acute toxicity of commonly used forestry herbicide mixtures to Ceriodaphnia dubia and Pimephales promelas. Environ Toxicol. 2012;27:671-84 pubmed publisher
  8. Okogwu O. Seasonal variations of species composition and abundance of zooplankton in Ehoma Lake, a floodplain lake in Nigeria. Rev Biol Trop. 2010;58:171-82 pubmed
    ..This succession was greatly influenced by seasonal flooding of the lake. As no previous information on the zooplankton of the lake is available, this study provides baseline data on the lake's zooplankton...
  9. Abrusan G. Morphological variation of the predatory cladoceran Leptodora kindtii in relation to prey characteristics. Oecologia. 2003;134:278-83 pubmed
    ..The seasonal pattern of morphological change, and its measurable benefit suggest that the observed morphological variability of Leptodora is phenotypic plasticity...
  10. Frisch D, Cottenie K, Badosa A, Green A. Strong spatial influence on colonization rates in a pioneer zooplankton metacommunity. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e40205 pubmed publisher
    ..We quantified colonization rates separately for the Copepoda, Cladocera and Rotifera from samples collected over a period of 21 months in 48 newly constructed temporary ponds of 0.18-2...
  11. Minto W, Arcifa M, Perticarrari A. Experiments on the influence of Chaoborus brasiliensis Theobald, 1901 (Diptera: Chaoboridae) on the diel vertical migration of microcrustaceans from Lake Monte Alegre, Brazil. Braz J Biol. 2010;70:25-35 pubmed
    ..The experiments indicated that Daphnia responded to physical contact with Chaoborus larvae but not to kairomones alone. Adult copepods seemed to be more sensitive to kairomones...
  12. Korosi J, Burke S, Thienpont J, Smol J. Anomalous rise in algal production linked to lakewater calcium decline through food web interactions. Proc Biol Sci. 2012;279:1210-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Using a palaeolimnological approach analysing the remains of Cladocera (herbivorous grazers) and visual reflectance spectroscopically inferred chlorophyll a from the sediments of a ..
  13. Micevska T, Warne M, Pablo F, Patra R. Variation in, and causes of, toxicity of cigarette butts to a cladoceran and microtox. Arch Environ Contam Toxicol. 2006;50:205-12 pubmed
    ..70) for C. cf. dubia and one brand for V. fischeri. However, when the cigarettes were pooled, the relationship was weak (R(2) < 0.40) for both test species. Brand affected the toxicity to both species but more so for V. fischeri...
  14. Kszos L, Morris G, Konetsky B. Source of toxicity in storm water: zinc from commonly used paint. Environ Toxicol Chem. 2004;23:12-6 pubmed
    ..Rainwater collected directly from the painted cylinders contained up to 13 mg Zn/L. Laboratory and field tests showed that topcoating the cylinders would reduce the amount of zinc in the runoff from the cylinders...
  15. Mager E, Esbaugh A, Brix K, Ryan A, Grosell M. Influences of water chemistry on the acute toxicity of lead to Pimephales promelas and Ceriodaphnia dubia. Comp Biochem Physiol C Toxicol Pharmacol. 2011;153:82-90 pubmed publisher
    ..The findings reported herein suggest that development of separate BLMs for P. promelas and C. dubia should be considered...
  16. Hunt J, Anderson B, Phillips B, Nicely P, Tjeerdema R, Puckett H, et al. Ambient toxicity due to chlorpyrifos and diazinon in a central California coastal watershed. Environ Monit Assess. 2003;82:83-112 pubmed
    ..dubia mortality (n = 31) had sufficient diazinon and/or chlorpyrifos concentrations to account for the observed effects. Results are interpreted with respect to potential effects on other ecologically important species...
  17. Marazzo A, Valentin J. Reproductive aspects of marine cladocerans Penilia avirostris and Pseudevadne tergestina (Crustacea, Branchiopoda) in the outer part of Guanabara Bay, Brazil. Braz J Biol. 2004;64:543-9 pubmed
    ..This sequence of events is generally typical of marine cladoceran populations in temperate waters...
  18. Santana A, Benedito E, Ducatti C, Lansac Tôha F. Isotopic fractionation and trophic position of zooplankton species in the Upper Paraná River floodplain. Braz J Biol. 2011;71:71-6 pubmed
    ..This analysis helps explain the flow of matter and energy in the food chain of floodplain aquatic environments as well as trace the trophic relationships involved in the ecological roles and strategies of distinct species...
  19. Phillips B, Anderson B, Siegler K, Voorhees J, Budd R, Tjeerdema R. The Effects of the Landguardâ„¢ A900 Enzyme on the Macroinvertebrate Community in the Salinas River, California, United States of America. Arch Environ Contam Toxicol. 2016;70:231-40 pubmed publisher
    ..These results indicate that chronic treatment of the creek with Landguard enzyme had no impact on macroinvertebrate community structure in the river. ..
  20. Ungerer P, Eriksson B, Stollewerk A. Neurogenesis in the water flea Daphnia magna (Crustacea, Branchiopoda) suggests different mechanisms of neuroblast formation in insects and crustaceans. Dev Biol. 2011;357:42-52 pubmed publisher
    ..We discuss that the derived characters of malacostracans and branchiopods - the absence of neuroblast segregation and proneural clusters - might be used to support or reject the possible groupings of paraphyletic crustaceans...
  21. Quilici L, Praud Tabariès A, Tabaries F, Siret B. Integration of ecotoxicity index and carboxylic of MSW incineration bottom ashes. Ecotoxicology. 2004;13:503-9 pubmed
    ..This clearly shows that at least organic carbon characterisation in the bottom ash is needed in addition to leaching and physico-chemical testings if one wants to have a coherent sorting procedure for the bottom ashes...
  22. Ferrão Filho A, Arcifa M, Fileto C. Influence of seston quantity and quality on growth of tropical cladocerans. Braz J Biol. 2005;65:77-89 pubmed
    ..Energy limitation seems to be the most important factor influencing cladoceran growth in summer and especially in winter...
  23. Bossuyt B, Janssen C. Copper toxicity to different field-collected cladoceran species: intra- and inter-species sensitivity. Environ Pollut. 2005;136:145-54 pubmed
    ..A positive relationship was also observed between the 48-h EC(50) of the field-collected cladoceran species (without the Chydoridae family) and the size of the organisms...
  24. Constantine L, Huggett D. A comparison of the chronic effects of human pharmaceuticals on two cladocerans, Daphnia magna and Ceriodaphnia dubia. Chemosphere. 2010;80:1069-74 pubmed publisher
    ..Based on these data, C. dubia may be used as a cost-effective alternative and representative invertebrate species when assessing the potential risk of human pharmaceuticals...
  25. Freitas E, Rocha O. Acute and chronic effects of sodium and potassium on the tropical freshwater cladoceran Pseudosida ramosa. Ecotoxicology. 2011;20:88-96 pubmed publisher
    ..ramosa. A possible consequence is that organisms of the aquatic biota cannot adapt and freshwater taxa may become locally extinct, transferring dominance to salt-tolerant taxa...
  26. Naddy R, Gorsuch J, Rehner A, McNerney G, Bell R, Kramer J. Chronic toxicity of silver nitrate to Ceriodaphnia dubia and Daphnia magna, and potential mitigating factors. Aquat Toxicol. 2007;84:1-10 pubmed
    ..Whole-body Ag concentration in D. magna was positively correlated with increased levels of Ag exposure, however; we observed a non-statistical decrease in whole-body Na levels, an estimator of sodium homeostasis...
  27. Andrade Morraye M, Eskinazi Sant Anna E, Rocha O. A method for preparing remains of Cladocera (Crustacea) and Chironomid (Diptera: Insecta) for scanning electron microscopy. Braz J Biol. 2004;64:911-2 pubmed
  28. Engert A, Chakrabarti S, Saul N, Bittner M, Menzel R, Steinberg C. Interaction of temperature and an environmental stressor: Moina macrocopa responds with increased body size, increased lifespan, and increased offspring numbers slightly above its temperature optimum. Chemosphere. 2013;90:2136-41 pubmed publisher
    ..macrocopa. This indicates that this cladoceran species seems to be able to utilize temperature as an ecological resource in a range slightly above its thermal optimum...
  29. Rose R, Warne M, Lim R. Sensitivity of offspring to chronic 3,4-dichloroaniline exposure varies with maternal exposure. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2004;58:405-12 pubmed
    ..5, 5, 10, and 15 microg/L). Possible explanations for the development of tolerance, and the possible implications of tolerance, are discussed...
  30. Vera C, Hyne R, Patra R, Ramasamy S, Pablo F, Julli M, et al. Bicarbonate toxicity to Ceriodaphnia dubia and the freshwater shrimp Paratya australiensis and its influence on zinc toxicity. Environ Toxicol Chem. 2014;33:1179-86 pubmed publisher
    ..Because toxicity was influenced by salt composition, specific ions should be regulated rather than conductivity alone in mine wastewater discharges...
  31. Serafim Júnior M, Lansac Tôha F, Paggi J, Velho L, Robertson B. Cladocera fauna composition in a river-lagoon system of the Upper Paraná River floodplain, with a new record for Brazil. Braz J Biol. 2003;63:349-56 pubmed
    b>Cladocera communities were studied in lotic and lentic environments of the Upper Paraná River floodplain, State of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. A total of 63 species of Cladocera were identified in 108 samples...
  32. Rahman M, Hogan B, Duncan E, Doyle C, Krassoi R, Rahman M, et al. Toxicity of arsenic species to three freshwater organisms and biotransformation of inorganic arsenic by freshwater phytoplankton (Chlorella sp. CE-35). Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2014;106:126-35 pubmed publisher
    ..Chlorella sp. CE-35 showed the ability to reduce As(V) to As(III), indicating a substantial influence of phytoplankton on As biogeochemistry in freshwater aquatic systems...
  33. Abbas M, Nazir J, Stumpf P, Marschang R. Role of water fleas (Daphnia magna) in the accumulation of avian influenza viruses from the surrounding water. Intervirology. 2012;55:365-71 pubmed publisher
    ..To determine the role of water fleas in accumulating avian influenza viruses (AIV) from the surrounding water and to estimate their role as a vector of AIV...
  34. Temussi F, Dellagreca M, Pistillo P, Previtera L, Zarrelli A, Criscuolo E, et al. Sildenafil and tadalafil in simulated chlorination conditions: ecotoxicity of drugs and their derivatives. Sci Total Environ. 2013;463-464:366-73 pubmed publisher
    ..A mutagenic potential was found for all the compounds investigated. ..
  35. Korovchinsky N, Walsh E, Smoľák R. <i>Diaphanosoma</i> Fischer, 1850 (Crustacea: Cladocera: Sididae) of Lake Turkana (East Africa), with the description of a new species of the genus. Zootaxa. 2017;4250:77-89 pubmed publisher
    ..Temperate-subtropical species of the genus Diaphanosoma penetrate far south along the Nile River system up to the equatorial and Ethiopian lakes and further southwards, often forming multi-species assemblages. ..
  36. Wheelock C, Miller J, Miller M, Gee S, Shan G, Hammock B. Development of toxicity identification evaluation procedures for pyrethroid detection using esterase activity. Environ Toxicol Chem. 2004;23:2699-708 pubmed
    ..These results indicate that the addition of carboxylesterase to TIE procedures can be used to detect pyrethroids in aquatic samples...
  37. Jha P, Barat S. Hydrobiological study of lake Mirik in Darjeeling Himalayas. J Environ Biol. 2003;24:339-44 pubmed
    ..The study revealed higher concentration of nutrients at certain pockets of the lake, which points to increasing human influences in the system, and, the water cannot serve as a scarcity alternative for drinking purpose...
  38. Gama Flores J, Castellanos Paez M, Sarma S, Nandini S. Life table demography of Ceriodaphnia dubia (Cladocera) exposed to copper at different levels and periods. J Environ Biol. 2007;28:691-6 pubmed
    ..Our study thus highlights the importance of including, not only toxicant concentrations but also exposure time, in ecotoxicological evaluations...
  39. Bouldin J, Farris J, Moore M, Smith S, Stephens W, Cooper C. Evaluated fate and effects of atrazine and lambda-cyhalothrin in vegetated and unvegetated microcosms. Environ Toxicol. 2005;20:487-98 pubmed
    ..The comparative survival of test organisms in this study suggests that effective mitigation of pesticides from runoff can depend on the macrophyte contact and vegetative attributes associated with ditches...
  40. Cristescu M, Hebert P, Onciu T. Phylogeography of Ponto-Caspian crustaceans: a benthic-planktonic comparison. Mol Ecol. 2003;12:985-96 pubmed
    ..The mechanisms responsible for the high diversity of crustaceans in the Ponto-Caspian region are discussed on the basis of these results...
  41. Markich S, Batley G, Stauber J, Rogers N, Apte S, Hyne R, et al. Hardness corrections for copper are inappropriate for protecting sensitive freshwater biota. Chemosphere. 2005;60:1-8 pubmed
    ..Use of the algorithm for these sensitive species will be underprotective because the calculated concentrations of copper in water that cause a toxic effect will be higher...
  42. Binet M, Stauber J, Adams M, Rhodes S, Wech J. Toxicity of brominated volatile organics to freshwater biota. Environ Toxicol Chem. 2010;29:1984-93 pubmed publisher
    ..Environ...
  43. Gasiorowski M, Sienkiewicz E. 20th century acidification and warming as recorded in two alpine lakes in the Tatra Mountains (South Poland, Europe). Sci Total Environ. 2010;408:1091-101 pubmed publisher
    ..Vertical changes in lithology, diatom and Cladocera allow the reconstruction of three periods in the lakes' evolution: mild climatic conditions during Medieval Warm ..
  44. Corsi S, Geis S, Loyo Rosales J, Rice C. Aquatic toxicity of nine aircraft deicer and anti-icer formulations and relative toxicity of additive package ingredients alkylphenol ethoxylates and 4,5-methyl-1H-henzotriazoles. Environ Sci Technol. 2006;40:7409-15 pubmed
  45. Garcia G, Nandini S, Sarma S. Effect of cadmium on the population dynamics of Moina macrocopa and Macrothrix triserialis (Cladocera). Bull Environ Contam Toxicol. 2004;72:717-24 pubmed
  46. Wang Z, Chen J, Li X, Shao J, Peijnenburg W. Aquatic toxicity of nanosilver colloids to different trophic organisms: contributions of particles and free silver ion. Environ Toxicol Chem. 2012;31:2408-13 pubmed publisher
    ..subcapitata was the highest but for D. rerio the lowest, implying that the organisms tested have different accumulation abilities for Ag(+) or nAg particles...
  47. Jaser W, Severin G, Jutting U, Jüttner I, Schramm K, Kettrup A. Effects of 17alpha-ethinylestradiol on the reproduction of the cladoceran species Ceriodaphnia reticulata and Sida crystallina. Environ Int. 2003;28:633-8 pubmed
    ..Negative consequences for the population dynamic cannot be excluded, e.g. the decrease of a population...
  48. Murray Gulde C, Heatley J, Karanfil T, Rodgers J, Myers J. Performance of a hybrid reverse osmosis-constructed wetland treatment system for brackish oil field produced water. Water Res. 2003;37:705-13 pubmed
    ..Therefore, hybrid RO-constructed wetland treatment systems present a viable alternative for treatment and reuse of produced waters from oil fields...
  49. Vandekerkhove J, Declerck S, Jeppesen E, Conde Porcuna J, Brendonck L, De Meester L. Dormant propagule banks integrate spatio-temporal heterogeneity in cladoceran communities. Oecologia. 2005;142:109-16 pubmed
    ..We conclude that the analysis of dormant propagules may form a cost-efficient alternative tool to the analysis of active community samples for an integrated assessment of cladoceran communities...
  50. Sarma S, Osnaya Espinosa L, Aguilar Acosta C, Nandini S. Seasonal variations in zooplankton abundances in the Iturbide reservoir (Isidro Fabela, State of Mexico, Mexico). J Environ Biol. 2011;32:473-80 pubmed
    ..Shannon-Wiener diversity index varied from 1.0 to 4.3 depending on the site and the sampling period. Based on the data of Secchi transparency and nutrient concentrations, the Iturbide reservoir appeared to be mesotrophic...
  51. Dekker T, Greve G, Ter Laak T, Boivin M, Veuger B, Gortzak G, et al. Development and application of a sediment toxicity test using the benthic cladoceran Chydorus sphaericus. Environ Pollut. 2006;140:231-8 pubmed
    ..It is concluded that the test developed in the present study using the benthic cladoceran C. sphaericus is suitable for routine laboratory sediment toxicity testing...
  52. Paranaguá M, Neumann Leitão S, Nogueira Paranhos J, Silva T, Matsumura Tundisi T. Cladocerans (Branchiopoda) of a tropical estuary in Brazil. Braz J Biol. 2005;65:107-15 pubmed
    ..The Cladocera average density decreased from 329 ind.m'3 (August 1987, high tide) to 2 ind...
  53. Han S, Choi K, Kim J, Ji K, Kim S, Ahn B, et al. Endocrine disruption and consequences of chronic exposure to ibuprofen in Japanese medaka (Oryzias latipes) and freshwater cladocerans Daphnia magna and Moina macrocopa. Aquat Toxicol. 2010;98:256-64 pubmed publisher