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Life cycle of Cyclestheria hislopi (Baird, 1859) (Crustacea, Branchiopoda).
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PMID:  21755166     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The Conchostraca (clam shrimps) are a group of microcrustaceans found in freshwater habitats. They inhabit the benthos, yet many can swim actively and are often associated with macrophytes. They are filter-feeders, deriving their food from suspended particles or solids stirred up from the bottom. In Brazil, five species have been recorded and the life cycle of one of these, Cyclestheria hislopi (Baird, 1859) was investigated in this study. Specimens were collected from fish-farming tanks in upstate São Paulo and from the floodplain of the Miranda River, in the Mato Grosso swamplands of center-west, Brazil. We determined the following variables: post-embryonic development, duration of life cycle (longevity), mean period between broods, duration of instars and individual growth. Taxonomic features of the Cyclestheria sp. specimens from Mato Grosso were also assessed to check the possibility that they belonged to another species of the same genus or a separate ecotype of C. hislopi.
Authors:
Mn Yashima; A Baldochi; O Rocha
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Brazilian journal of biology = Revista brasleira de biologia     Volume:  71     ISSN:  1678-4375     ISO Abbreviation:  Braz J Biol     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101129542     Medline TA:  Braz J Biol     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  481-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Departamento de Ecologia e Biologia Evolutiva, Universidade Federal de São Carlos, São Carlos, SP, Brazil, 13565-905.
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