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- n. Any freshwater ostracod of the family Cyprididae
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In one day I have learned about the life history of acorn barnacles, that it can see in its early stages, that at its cyprid larval stage it sniffs out adult barnacles, then touches them, then attaches its small body next to adults.
When the barnacle cyprid larva encounters a surface containing medetomidine the molecule enters the octopamine receptor in the larva.