Ceriodaphnia quadrangula (O.F. Müller, 1785)

Rogers, D. Christopher & Cruz-Rivera, Edwin, 2021, A preliminary survey of the inland aquatic macroinvertebrate biodiversity of St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, Journal of Natural History 55 (13 - 14), pp. 799-850 : 810

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https://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222933.2021.1923850

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Ceriodaphnia quadrangula (O.F. Müller, 1785)


Ceriodaphnia quadrangula (O.F. Müller, 1785)

We found C. quadrangula ( Cladocera : Daphniidae ) at three different locations of the University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas campus: artificial impoundments (water hazards) at the Herman E. Moore Golf Course, an artificial plastic water garden in front of the EPSCoR offices, and an artificial (brick) water garden on the side of the Teacher Education Building. In the first two sites it was associated with dense algae, in the last it was associated with dense Water Hyacinth ( Eichhornia crassipes ) roots. This is the first record of this species from the US Virgin Islands.