Water flea, SEM

Water flea, SEM

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Credit: STEVE GSCHMEISSNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Water flea. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the water flea Polyphemus pediculus. Water fleas are small crustaceans, commonly found in fresh water. They are filter feeders that ingest algae, protozoa or organic matter, and are a constituent of plankton. This water flea is a predator, feeding on smaller plankton.

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Keywords: arthropod, biological, biology, cladocera, coloured, crustacean, false-colour, false-coloured, fauna, fresh water, invertebrate, invertebrates, marine, microscopic, nature, plankton, planktonic, polyphemus pediculus, predator, predatory, scanning electron micrograph, scanning electron microscope, sem, water flea, wildlife, zoological, zoology

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