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see crustaceancrustacean
, primarily aquatic arthropod of the subphylum Crustacea. Most of the 44,000 crustacean species are marine, but there are many freshwater forms. The few groups that inhabit terrestrial areas have not been particularly successful in an evolutionary sense; most require
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Zooplankton time series in the coastal zone off Chile: Variation in upwelling and responses of the copepod community.
Copepod juveniles and species of the genus Bosmina were among the earliest zooplankters in Lake Peipsi (Laugaste et al.
In most copepod species, the naupliar eyes are small, immobile, and located in a central cephalic position.
Diversity and seasonal variation of copepod zooplankton in Manchhar lake (Distt: Dadu) Sindh, Pakistan.
Moderate to high resource overlap occurred for small winter and summer flounder (<40 mm TL) and was attributed to their mutual reliance on copepods and amphipods.
Nearly all copepod specimens of the new taxon were obtained from Heterostichus rostratus samples that were collected in beach seines at three stations along Inner Cabrillo Beach during the 2011-2014ICBS.
Size-structure and species composition are interrelated ecological attributes in copepod communities.
This is further emphasized by the fact that of the numerous species of Ergasilus and related copepod genera, very few ever become established in pond systems [16].
Digging through articles and blogs about copepod rearing only deepened my frustrations as copepod aficionados bragged about how "easy" it was to grow these critters.
4], and because copepod larval stages may not be as sensitive to contaminants as the adults, these populations are likely to rebound more quickly after exposure (Yan et al.