genus Cyclops


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Noun1.genus Cyclops - copepod water fleas
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
Copepoda, subclass Copepoda - minute planktonic or parasitic crustaceans
water flea, cyclops - minute free-swimming freshwater copepod having a large median eye and pear-shaped body and long antennae used in swimming; important in some food chains and as intermediate hosts of parasitic worms that affect man e.g. Guinea worms
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84% of the total zooplankton, while the genus Cyclops constituting 6.
Though, genus Cyclops was the dominant genus among the copepods, its relatively low abundance in the reservoir could be described as a good omen.