Water-flea anatomy - by Wim van Egmond
Daphnia male

The hook and elongated limb which is characteristic of the male is now visible. You can also see the texture on the surface of the carapace of the water-flea. It is rewarding to examine water fleas in close detail.

Zoom out for overview

darkfield Daphnia
frontal view
head and eyes
ovary and embryos


All comments to the author Wim van Egmond are welcomed.

Visit Wims home page for links to his many web pages on microscopy

Microscopy UK Front Page
Micscape Magazine
Article Library

© Microscopy UK or their contributors.

Published in the March 2002 edition of Micscape Magazine.

Please report any Web problems or offer general comments to the Micscape Editor,
via the contact on current Micscape Index.

Micscape is the on-line monthly magazine of the Microscopy UK web
site at Microscopy-UK

© Onview.net Ltd, Microscopy-UK, and all contributors 1995 onwards. All rights reserved. Main site is at www.microscopy-uk.org.uk with full mirror at www.microscopy-uk.net.