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Tardigrades, or “water bears” are microscopic invertebrates that require water in their environment and are found in freshwater, marine and terrestrial habitats. The morphology and phylogeny of this “little known phylum” is described as are ways the naturalist might collect water bears. Examples of species distributions in different locations in the southeastern USA are given.

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Romano, F.A. (June 2003) "On Water Bears." Florida Entomologist 86(2): 134-137.[0134:OWB]2.0.CO;2 BioOne

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