On Water Bears

Frank A. Romano III, Florida Entomologist

This journal article discusses Tardigrades, microscopic invertebrates that require water in their environment and are found in freshwater, marine and terrestrial habitats. The article describes the morphology and phylogeny of this "little known phylum" as well as illustrates ways one might collect water bears. In addition, the article sites species distributions in the southeastern US.

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Subject: Biology, Evolution, Microbiology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)
Topics: Biosphere:Evolution, Microbiology, EcologyKeywords: tardigrade, taxonomy, phylogeny, ecology, collecting, water bear