This species of Pleuroxus was found in a temporary water pond at home. It was being
attacked by a small platyhelminth but it was unable to feed on them.
The only reported species of Pleuroxus, in Malta, is P. letourneuxi and this specimen fits
the description in Kotov & Ferrari (The taxonomic research of Jules Richard on Cladocera
(Crustacea: Branchiopoda) and his collection at the National Museum of Natural History,
Comments by Maria Belyaeva on this taxon (Pleuroxus) are appreciated.