- Kingdom : Animalia
- Phylum : Arthropod
- Sub-phylum : Crustacean
- Class : Branchiopoda
- Family : Cercopagididae
- Order : Cladocera
- Genus : Bythothotrephes
Structural and behavioural characteristics
The Spiny Water Flea looks like bristly gobs of jelly with black spots, Spiny Water Flea is really small!
Spiny Water Flea Natural habitat
The Spiny Water Flea was first reported lake Ontario in 1982.Since 1982, they have been harming lakes and have taken over more then a hared in North America. They prefer large, deep, clear lakes but can also survive in shallow water.