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Is this a daphnia?

 
 
Reply Sun 14 Oct, 2012 10:00 pm
Hey everyone!
I'm doing an enviromental study for school and I am unable to identify this insect, I think it might be a daphnia but it doesn't look like any I can find on the internet. I found it in a wetland in Tasmania, Australia. Any help would be appreciated Smile

Heres the pictures:
http://imgur.com/qZ7zZ,lmFgW,Y3yBQ,ojWpf,uNKxf
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Mon 15 Oct, 2012 10:17 am
@CastleNation,
It looks like a Daphnia to me.

Sometimes a single specimen of something it's sufficient for identification (without genetic tests). It might be sick or damaged in some way. It would be better if you had a bunch of them. Then you'll need better pictures and you'll probably need to photograph them in a "swimming" condition since that's their natural condition and most other photo's are that way (for comparison).
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kettyjones
 
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Reply Wed 26 Jun, 2013 12:03 am
@CastleNation,
Yes exactly it is Daphnia
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