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An order of abundant, free-living, freshwater and marine crustaceans of basic importance in the aquatic food chain in both the marine and freshwater environments; some species are commonly called water fleas. Some are ectoparasites of both cold-blooded and warm-blooded aquatic vertebrates; the parasitic copepods of fish and whales are often highly modified for deep penetration of the skin or for adherence by suckers and hooks (for example, the fish lice, Argulus). Certain copepods (Cyclops, Diaptomus) are important as intermediate hosts of the tapeworm Diphyllobothrium latum and of the nematode Dracunculus medinensis.
[G. kōpē, an oar, + pous (pod-), a foot]
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Taxonomy and distribution of the family Oithonidae (Copepoda, Cyclopoida) in the Pacific and Indian Oceans.
Variacion de la dieta entre sexos: se identifico 18 y 11 items en hembras y machos, respectivamente, sin diferencias significativas, dado que se observo una similitud trofica de 0.78, esto debido a que los adultos muestran una especializacion trofica sobre el consumo de Microcrustaceos que constituyo el componente alimenticio mas importante en la dieta, tanto en hembras (97.2% IAi Copepoda y Cladocera) como en machos (80.04% IAi: Rotifera, Copepoda y Cladocera), seguidos por el consumo de insectos [hembras (1.43% IAi) vs machos (17.4% IAi)].
On the morphology of Balaenophilus manatorum (Ortiz, Lalana, and Torres) (Copepoda: Harpacticoida) from Sea Turtles of the Mexican Pacific with Notes on Intraspecific Variation.
Aspectos quantitativos das infrapopulacoes de Caliguspraetextus Bere, 1936 (Copepoda, Caligidae) parasitos do robalo Centropomus undecimalis (Bloch, 1792) (Osteichthyes, Centropomidae) no litoral do estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
1758 (Copepoda: Cyclopoida) on Cyprinion macrostomus Heckel, 1843 from Eastern Anatolia, Turkey.
Neuropeptide discovery in Eucyclops serrulatus (Crustacea, Copepoda): in silico prediction of the first peptidome for a member of the Cyclopoida.
Zooplankton ornekleri Rotifera, Cladocera ve Copepoda olmak uzere uc grup altinda incelenmis, cins ve tur teshisleri golden vertikal ve horizontal olarak alinan orneklerden yapilmistir.
cyprinacea Linnaeus (Copepoda, Lernaeidae), the anchor worm, is an ectoparasitic copepod that generally infects the gills and skin of various freshwater fishes.