Aids to Identification

In Britain and Ireland a copy of Scourfield & Harding's (1966) key to the British species of freshwater Cladocera should be available for each student. This key is Scientific Publication No. 5 from the Freshwater Biological Association.

Other useful literature:

  • Amoros, C. (1984). Introduction pratique a la systematique des organismes des eaux continentales Françaises. 5. Crustaces Cladoceres. Bull. Mensuel de la Société Linnéenne de Lyon. 3: 72-105; 4: 120-44.

  • Flössner, D. (1972). Krebstiere. Crustacea. Kiemen- und Blattfusser. Branchiopoda. Fishlause. Brachiura. Die Tierwelt Deutschland. 60: 1-501. Gustav Fisher Verlag, Jena.

  • Flössner, D. (2000). Die Haplopoda und Cladocera (ohne Bosminidae) Mitteleuropas. XII + 428pp. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden.

  • Frey, D.G. (1958). The late-glacial cladoceran fauna of a small lake. Arch. f. Hydrobiol. 54(1/2): 209-275.

  • Frey, D.G. (1959). The taxonomic and phylogenetic significance of the head pores of the Chydoridae (Cladocera). Int. Rev. ges. Hydrobiol. 44: 27-50.

  • Margaritora, F.G. (1983). Guide per il riconoscimento delle specie animali della acque interne Italiane. 22. Cladoceri (Crustacea: Cladocera). Consiglio Nazionale delle Richerche. 169pp.

  • Negrea, S. (1983). Fauna Republicii Socialiste Romãnia. Crustacea. Volumul IV. Fascicula 12. Cladocera. Academia Republicii Socialiste Romãnia.