from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • An order of Entomostraca, including many minute Crustacea, both fresh-water and marine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An order of minute entomostracous fresh-water and marine Crustacea: so named because their five pairs of feet are mostly used for Swimming.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. minute planktonic or parasitic crustaceans


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  • For information about the pelagic species Scomber japonicus and its predator/prey interactions with other stocks and with zooplankton (copepoda and mysidacea), see Gonzalez and Bas (1989).

    Canary Current large marine ecosystem


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  • Yikes!

    July 11, 2011

  • The 1st letter of Copepoda is upper case.

    Copepoda are generally anteroposteriorly fastigated.

    July 10, 2011