• Laboratory culture ofDiaphanosoma Senegal Gauthier, (Crustacea, Cladocera) from south India

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      Growth; reproduction; Diaphanosoma Senegal

    • Abstract


      Laboratory studies on growth and reproduction of Diaphanosoma Senegal Gauthier show that this species has a life span of 18–7 days. Three preadult and sixteen adult instars were recorded at a temperature range of 28–30°C. Maximum body size is attained at the end of its life-cycle and the growth increment is more during preadult instars. The present observations are compared with other laboratory studies on tropical South Indian cladocerans.

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      K Venkataraman1 S Krishnaswamy1

      1. Department of Environmental Biology, School of Biological Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai - 625021, India
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