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Pond Water Organisms

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Water Flea
Freshwater crustacean
Nematodes
Type of roundworm that can be found in water or soil
Rotifer
An aquatic invertebrate with cilia surrounding its mouth
Mosquito
Larval form with a siphon tube; also called a wiggler
Cyclops
A type of freshwater copepod; often seen with egg sacs
Dragonfly
Nymph stage of the insect; related to damselflies
Hydra
Freshwater cnidarian
Damselfly
Nymph stage of the insect; related to dragonflies
Paramecium
A protist with cilia that lives in fresh water and eats other tiny organisms for food
Mayfly
Nymph stage of the insect; in a different order than dragonflies and damselflies
Seed shrimp
Ostracod found in freshwater habitats
Scud
Small crustacean with seven pairs of legs; omnivores
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