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Webster Dictionary

  1. Cladocera

    an order of the Entomostraca

  2. Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. a sprout + a horn.]


  1. Cladocera

    Cladocera is an order of small crustaceans commonly called water fleas. Around 620 species have been recognised so far, with many more undescribed. They are ubiquitous in inland aquatic habitats, but rare in the oceans. Most are 0.2–6.0 mm long, with a down-turned head, and a carapace covering the apparently unsegmented thorax and abdomen. There is a single median compound eye. Most species show cyclical parthenogenesis, where asexual reproduction is occasionally supplemented by sexual reproduction, which produces resting eggs that allow the species to survive harsh conditions and disperse to distant habitats.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Cladocera

    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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cladocera in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cladocera in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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