Padhye S.1, Kotov A.A.2 2010. Cladocera (Crustacea: Branchiopoda) in Indian hot water springs // Invertebrate Zoology. Vol.7. No.2: 155–158 [in English].

1 Laboratory for Zooplankton Studies, Dept. of Zoology, University of Pune, Pune-411007, India; e-mail: sameer.m.padhye@gmail.com

2 A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Leninsky Prospect 33, Moscow 119071, Russia; e-mail: alexey-a-kotov@yandex.ru

KEY WORDS: Anomopoda, fauna, India, abiotic factors, temperature.

ABSTRACT: We found two species of Cladocera (Crustacea: Branchiopoda), namely Latonopsis cf. australis Sars, 1888 (family Sididae) and Alona cambouei Guerne et Richard, 1893 (family Chydoridae), in the Unhere hot water springs near Pali, State of Maharashtra, India at temperatures of 34.5–36.7 °C. Our finding is the first record of cladocerans with exact species determination in hotsprings of the Oriental zone.

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