copepod crustacean


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Noun1.copepod crustacean - minute marine or freshwater crustaceans usually having six pairs of limbs on the thoraxcopepod crustacean - 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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Identification and developmental expression of the enzymes responsible for dopamine, histamine, octopamine and serotonin biosynthesis in the copepod crustacean Calanus finmarchicus.
One suspect in the disappearance of cod and other groundfish is the food source for their young--a planktonic copepod crustacean no larger than a grain of rice.
Free-swimming first-stage larvae are formed, which are ingested by the minute copepod crustacean cyclops, and become second-stage larvae.