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- n. Plural form of branchiopod.
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Conchostracans have the flattened leaf-like legs of branchiopods, but they are completely encased by their carapace.
Fairy shrimp are easy to distinguish from all other branchiopods because they swim upside down with their legs extending upwards.
Fairy shrimp (Anostraca) are branchiopods that include brine shrimp.
Vericrustacea ( 'true crustaceans') includes the decapods (crabs and lobsters), mantis shrimp, barnacles, copepods, and branchiopods; most of the critters commonly thought of as crustaceans.
Vericrustacea (malacostracans, thecostracans, copepods and branchiopods) and Xenocarida