Tardigrada* | Ohio Sea Grant

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*Tardigrada is a phylum, not a genus.

Genus: Tardigrada*

Zooplankton - Other taxa

*Tardigrada is a phylum, not a genus. Tardigrades are also called water bears or moss piglets. They are commonly found in shallow nearshore environments among benthic algae. Tardigrades will look like they are swimming or walking through the water under the microscope.