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Introduction: Cladocera

Description of Cladocera

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.
Source: MeSH 2007

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