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co·pe·pod

 (kō′pə-pŏd′)
n.
Any of numerous small marine or freshwater crustaceans of the subclass Copepoda, including parasitic and free-living forms.

[From New Latin Cōpēpoda, order name : Greek kōpē, oar; see kap- in Indo-European roots + New Latin -poda, -pod.]

copepod

(ˈkəʊpɪˌpɒd)
n
(Animals) any minute free-living or parasitic crustacean of the subclass Copepoda of marine and fresh waters: an important constituent of plankton
adj
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Copepoda
[C19: from New Latin Copepoda, from Greek kōpē oar + pous foot]

co•pe•pod

(ˈkoʊ pəˌpɒd)

n.
any tiny marine or freshwater crustacean of the class Copepoda: some are abundant in plankton and others are parasitic.
[1830–40; < New Latin Copepoda= cope-, appar. for copo-, combining form of Greek kṓpē handle, oar + -poda -poda]

co·pe·pod

(kō′pə-pŏd′)
Any of various very small crustaceans having an elongated body and a forked tail. Copepods are abundant in both salt and fresh water. They are an important food source for many water animals.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.copepod - minute marine or freshwater crustaceans usually having six pairs of limbs on the thoraxcopepod - minute marine or freshwater crustaceans usually having six pairs of limbs on the thorax; some abundant in plankton and others parasitic on fish
plankton - the aggregate of small plant and animal organisms that float or drift in great numbers in fresh or salt water
crustacean - any mainly aquatic arthropod usually having a segmented body and chitinous exoskeleton
Copepoda, subclass Copepoda - minute planktonic or parasitic crustaceans
britt, brit - minute crustaceans forming food for right whales
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
fish louse - a kind of copepod
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First report on the contribution of small-sized species to the copepod community structure of the southern Patagonian shelf (Argentina, 47-55[degrees]S).
7 ug, a cladoceran 9 ug, and a copepod 6 ug (Haberman and Haldna, 2014).
The creatures are a type of copepod, a Greek word for "oar-footed" because they have a "pair of swimming legs .
Copepod visual systems, however, are not well understood, particularly at the molecular level.
Group 1 was mainly distributed in the positive direction of axis 1 and consisted of Protozoa species Z3, Z5, Z6, Z11, Rotifera species Z14, Z16, Z26, Cladocera species Z30, Z31, Z34, Z36, Z37 and copepod species Z39, Z40, Z42, Z43.
2 mm TL, converted from SL) from the Great Bay-Little Egg Harbor estuary, New Jersey, was dominated by the calanoid copepod Temora longicornis (%IRI=86.
Members of the copepod family Caligidae Burmeister, 1835, commonly known as sea lice, are predominantly external parasites of marine fishes (Dojiri and Ho 2013).
Saiz & Calbet (2011) subsequently compiled more data on marine copepod feeding and showed that food availability and body weight were the major factors controlling copepod feeding rate, whereas temperature has a minor effect.
There are main groups of parasitic crustaceans affecting commercially important aquaculture species, most of which are external parasites are the branchiura, copepod and isopod [11].
Rotifers and copepod nauplii were analysed in Sedgwick-Rafter chambers and adult cladocerans and adult and copepodites of copepods in gridded acrylic chambers, under an optical microscope and stereomicroscope, respectively.
I would like to say that I knew that Eurytemora affinis was going to be the perfect copepod species for my project.