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Table 1 Life cycle parameters of Oxyurella longicaudis (Cladocera: Chydoridae)

From: Life history and DNA barcode of Oxyurella longicaudis (Birgei, 1910) (Cladocera, Anomopoda, Chydoridae)

Life cycle parameters Values
Adult mean size (μm) 883.7 ± 27.75
Maximum adult size (μm) 940
Neonate mean size (μm) 503.85 ± 52.77
Primipara mean size (μm) 654.61 ± 45.09
Minimum size of primipara (μm) 580
Number of instars between neonate and primipara 1.88 ± 0.65
Maximum number of instars in the whole life cycle 8.92 ± 1.23
Mean number of eggs in the whole life cycle 22.55 ± 3.98
Mean fecundity (eggs female−1 brood−1) 2
Maximum longevity (days) 58
Mean longevity (days) 46.96 ± 9.00
Mean embryonic development time (days) 2.30 ± 0.5
Primipara age (days) 5.20 ± 0.69
  1. Cultured at 23.0°C ± 0.5°C in a 12-h light/dark photoperiod, fed on a mixed suspension of Raphidocelis subcapitata (at 105 cells.mL−1) and yeast, and fish ration added in equal proportions.