Copepod

Copepod

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Copepods are a group of small crustaceans found in the sea and nearly every freshwater habitat. Some species are planktonic, some 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 of plants such as bromeliads and pitcher plants. Many live underground in marine and freshwater caves, sinkholes, or stream beds. Copepods are sometimes used as bioindicators. Planktonic copepods are important to global ecology and the carbon cycle. They are usually the dominant members of the zooplankton, and are major food organisms for small fish, whales, seabirds and other crustaceans such as krill in the ocean and in fresh water. Some scientists say they form the largest animal biomass on earth. They compete for this title with Antarctic krillshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136772280
  • 9786136772288