Copepod, light micrograph

Copepod, light micrograph

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Caption: Copepod. Light micrograph of a freshwater copepod (Cyclops sp.). The head of the animal is at upper centre. This tiny planktonic crustacean swims with hopping movements of its legs (two seen at upper left). It feeds mainly on the decaying remains of plants and animals. Dark field illumination. Magnification unknown.

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Keywords: animal, antennae, aquatic, biology, copepod, crustacean, cyclops sp., dark field illumination, freshwater, invertebrate, invertebrates, light micrograph, micro-organism, microbiology, nature, plankton, planktonic, wildlife, zoology

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