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Branchiopoda (Branchiopods) is a class of arthropods. There are 1359 species of Branchiopods, in 137 genera and 29 families. This class has been around since the paleozoic era. It includes groups like Fairy Shrimp. They have asexual reproduction and sexual reproduction. They rely on drag powered swimming to move around.

  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019954
  • Definition: Capable of the biological process in which new individuals are produced by either a single cell or a group of cells, in the absence of any sexual process.
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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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  • URI: https://eol.org/schema/terms/drag_based_swimming
  • Definition: Drag swimmers use a cyclic motion where they push water back in a power stroke, and return their limb forward in the return or recovery stroke. When they push water directly backwards, this moves their body forward, but as they return their limbs to the starting position, they push water forward, which will thus pull them back to some degree, and so opposes the direction that the body is heading. This opposing force is called drag. The return-stroke drag causes drag swimmers to employ different strategies than lift swimmers. Reducing drag on the return stroke is essential for optimizing efficiency.
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Branchiopod Habitats

The environments in which many branchiopods species are known to live. Select an environment to see its branchiopods species checklist.

branchiopods Habitats

The environments in which many branchiopods species are known to live. Select an environment to see its branchiopods species checklist.