Small, shrimplike members of zooplankton that belong to the Order of crustaceans.
A small, sometimes parasitic, crustacean belonging to the class Copepoda.
A very small shrimp like zooplankton - very important in the marine food chain
A type of small planktonic crustacean. Copepods are a major group within the mesozooplankton, and are both important grazers of phytoplankton and food for fish.
a diverse group of small planktonic, benthic, or parasitic crustaceans that are usually the numerically dominant group of zooplankton in sea water
crustacean with a cylindrical body in ten segments, a cephalothorax (with appendages on the thoracic segments, the first pair of which is modified into maxillipeds used for feeding) and abdomen (without appendages), long and elaborate primary antennae, and two appendages on the tail that are often spectacularly elongate and divided (almost all are less than a few millimeters in length and are herbivorous, taking phytoplankton from the water column by filter feeding).
minute marine or fresh-water crustaceans usually having six pairs of limbs on the thorax; some abundant in plankton and others parasitic on fish
Tiny crustaceans of the order Copepoda; the dominant planktonic herbivore.
small crustaceans that feed on phytoplankton. They are a major component of the zooplankton community.
A type of small crustacean fed on by some whales.
Copepod - Any minute, aquatic crustacean belonging to the subclass Copepoda, characterized by compound eyes and the lack of a carapace.
Tiny crustaceans that form huge swarms near the ocean surface. These are important foods for young salmon in the ocean.
A group of crustaceans that includes; Anchor Worm, Lernaea and Gill Maggot, Ergasilus.
A type of herbivorous microscopic crustacean. They are important in the food chain because they are eaten by many fish or by other organisms that are eventually eaten by fish.
Small crustacean in the class Copepoda.
A member of a large group of species of tiny shrimp like crustaceans.
Copepods are a group of small crustaceans found in the sea and nearly every freshwater habitat. Many species are planktonic, but more are benthic, and some continental species may live in limno-terrestrial habitats and other wet terrestrial places, such as swamps, under leaf fall in wet forests, bogs, springs, ephemeral ponds and puddles, damp moss, or water-filled recesses (phytothelmata) of plants such as bromeliads and pitcher plants. Many live underground in marine and freshwater caves, sinkholes, or stream beds.