nauplioid

nauplioid

(ˈnɔːplɪˌɔɪd)
adj
(Zoology) of or relating to the first stage in the development of a freshly hatched nauplius larva
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Once inside the host, the endosymbiont nauplius starts to develop feeding tubes, but probably keep living on its vitellum for some time during 3-4 stages I call "nauplioid" herein.
The endoparasitic stages of monstrilloids are unique; after infection by an early planktonic nauplius, successive nauplioid stages feed on their own vitellum while developing feeding tubes to absorb nutrients from their hosts.