New Records of Cladocera (Crustacea) for Trinidad, West Indies
Keywords:Cladocera, Water-fleas, Trinidad and Tobago
Four cladoceran species, Latonopsis occidentalis, Diaphanosoma brachyurum, Ceriodaphnia ridaugii and Moinodaphnia macleayi, are recorded from Trinidad for the first time. All four are known from other areas of the Caribbean and South America. However, some show modest morphological differences when compared to those described elsewhere. These new records increase the known geographic distribution of the order, Cladocera.