Waterfleas are small crustaceans that are easily visible with the naked eye. The top waterflea is Daphnia longispina size about 1 mm. The yellow content of the gut is clearly visible, as well as the green eggs. The predatory waterflea Polyphemus has a huge eye that helps him to catch other waterfleas

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