CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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CAAB Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Arthropoda (phylum)  »  Branchiopoda (class)  »  Diplostraca (order)  »  Daphniidae (family)

CAAB Code: 27 021025 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority
Daphnia (Daphnia) galeata    G.O. Sars, 1863
CAAB category: 27 - Crustacea - non-Malacostraca
Family: Daphniidae (water fleas) - show full list
Common Name: [a water flea]
Organism Type: a water flea
Taxon Notes:This species is a very common Holarctic species and not native to the Australian region. Its' presence in Australian inland waters is likely to be the result of an accidental introduction but it could have a major impact on native water flea species and ecosystems structures. See Karabanov et al, 2018.
Parent Codes: 27 021902     Daphnia spp.

Australian Faunal Directory (AFD)
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
World Register of Marine Species
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2018-08-10
View at WoRMS    - also at OBIS (report and map of occurrences)
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Regions: Australia (inc. subantarctic territories)
Habitat: Freshwater
Record source: Karabanov, D.P. Bekker, E.I. Shiel, R.J. Kotov, A.A., 2018. Invasion of a Holarctic planktonic cladoceran Daphnia galeata Sars (Crustacea: Cladocera) in the Lower Lakes of South Australia., Zootaxa, Vol. 4402(1): 136-148. .
Scientific Name
verified against
WoRMS, WoRMS - World Register of Marine Species. . Available from http: at VLIZ.
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