E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Wildlife of British Columbia

Pleuroxus aduncus (Jurine, 1820)
Water Flea
Family: Chydoridae

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Distribution of Pleuroxus aduncus in British Columbia
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View a key to the families of Cladocerans of British Columbia, prepared by the Resource Inventory Committee.

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
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Species References

Carl, G.C. 1940. The Distribution of Some Cladocera and Free-Living Copepoda in British Columbia. Ecological Monographs 10(1): 55-110.

Chengalath, R. 1980. Survey of the littoral Cladocera of Canada. Report to the National Museum of Natural Sciences, Ottawa, Canada: 205 pp.

Reed, E.B. 1963. Records of freshwater crustacea from arctic and subarctic Canada. Bulletin of the National Museum of Canada 199: 29-62.

Smirnov, N.N. 1974. Fauna of the U.S.S.R. Crustacea. Vol. 1, No. 2. Chydoridae. Israel Program for Scientific Translation. Jerusalem: 644 pp.

Smirnov, N.N. 1996. Cladocera: the Chydorinae and Sayciinae (Chydoridae) of the World. Guides to the Identification of the Microinvertebrates of the Continental Waters of the World. SPB Academic Publishing, Amsterdam: 197 pp.

General References

Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2021. E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [efauna.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed: 2022-06-30 3:26:23 PM]
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