is distributed worldwide at warm latitudes (Smirnov 1996). In his cross-Canada survey of littoral cladocera, Chengalath (1980) found this species in Ontario, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. Retallack and Clifford (1980) reported it from southeast Alberta. Reports from British Columbia are rare, but Carl (1940) reported it under the synonym D. setigera
from McLure. This species lives in vegetation (Smirnov 1974), from farm ponds to the shallow zones of large lakes (Chengalath 1980).
Note Author: Ian Gardiner
View a key to the families of Cladocerans of British Columbia, prepared by the Resource Inventory Committee.