Cecropidae

Cecropidae

[sə′kräp·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of crustaceans in the suborder Caligoida which are external parasites on fish.
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7 SPECIES OF THE CECROPIDAE (CRUSTACEA: COPEPODA) ARE ACTUALLY MEMBERS OF THE PANDARIDAE: EVIDENCE FROM PROSAETES RHINODONTIS
Robust evidence supporting the validity of the Siphonostomatoida family Cecropidae has always been limited, as species of the Cecropidae and the Pandaridae share many morphological characteristics.