copepod


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co·pe·pod

(kō'pē-pod),
Any member of the order Copepoda.

copepod

any minute free-living or parasitic crustacean of the subclass Copepoda. Copepods lack a carapace and are extremely common in both freshwater and marine plankton, where they constitute an important food source for larger animals such as fish.

copepod

a member of the subclass Copepoda of marine invertebrate parasites. There are more than 4500 species. Includes Cyclops spp. intermediate host for Spirometra erinacei, Diphyllobothrium latum.
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Climate change affects low trophic level marine consumers: warming decreases copepod size and abundance.
Vortsjarv in spring: 11 cladocerans (24%), 10 copepods (22%), and 24 rotifers (54%).
free-living, parasitic), and visually guided behaviors (ontogenetic migrators, diel vertical migrators) (Table 1), as well as a diversity of copepod lineages, with species representing eight families from four taxonomically diverse orders across known copepod diversity (Fig.
1 mL of the condensed sample was used to count the individuals of protozoa and 1 mL was used to count the number of rotifera, cladocera and copepods under microscope.
Lepeophtheirus spatha, a new species of copepod (Siphonostomatoida: Caligidae) parasitic on the California halibut from Santa Monica Bay, California.
2000 km), but have similar copepod communities (Hidalgo et al, 2010), and their oceanographic conditions have been characterized (Escribano et al.
Description stages except the parasitic females have typical copepod structure [5].
Colonisation processes range from r- to k-strategist species, initially with the dominance of small species (including rotifers, protozoans, small cladocerans and cyclopoid copepods), which tend to be replaced by large species, such as large cladocerans and calanoid copepods (Matsumura-Tundisi et al.
Both inhabit similar coastal environments with my copepod species, but Vibrio sp.
Cladoceran populations are more likely than copepod populations to be depressed by CuS[O.