Affordable Access

deepdyve-link
Publisher Website

Branchiopoda (Anostraca, Notostraca, Laevicaudata, Spinicaudata, Cyclestherida)

Authors
  • Rogers, D.C.
Type
Book
Journal
Encyclopedia of Inland Waters
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2009
Pages
242–249
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/B978-012370626-3.00157-5
ISBN: 978-0-12-370626-3
Source
Elsevier
Keywords
License
Unknown

Abstract

The large branchiopods are approximately 500 species of primitive crustaceans found in temporary and saline inland aquatic habitats. Together with the Cladocera, they form the crustacean class Branchiopoda. Most are planktonic or semibenthic, and are used as indicators of aquatic ecosystem health, which ultimately reflects on land-use practices and management. Several species are protected under environmental law, and some species are economically important. As obligate aquatic macroinvertebrates, large branchiopods are important links in the aquatic food chain of ephemeral wetlands.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times