Lernaeopodoida

Lernaeopodoida

[‚lər·nē·ə′pȯid·ē·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
The fish maggots, a group of ectoparasitic crustaceans characterized by a modified postembryonic development reduced to two or three stages, a free-swimming larva, and the lack of external signs of physical maturity in adults.