from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. 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).