Most people are familiar with the factoid that ants are able to perform herculean feats of strength, lifting many times their own body weight, but how many people know that copepods give ants a run for their money not only in the population game, but also in sheer athleticism?
Photosynthesis, the process by which light is converted into chemical energy is usually thought to only take place in the realm of plants and algae, but some animals also make use of this life sustaining mechanism.
Mandarins are considered difficult to keep in captivity because of their specific feeding habits. In the wild they will continuously feed during the day, pecking at prey found on the substrate in their territory, which consists mainly of copepods.
The harpacticoids are an order of mostly benthic (living on surfaces) copepods found all over the world; living in the ocean, lakes, moist soil, groundwater…basically anywhere you can find water you can find a harpacticoid copepod, although most species are marine. Click Here To Read More.
The bodies of copepods can be extremely different during their different stages of life as they change from nauplius to copepodid to adult. The body structure of copepods also has large variation between species, but in general they share physical traits that unite them as a group and visually mark them as copepods.
What are rotifers, beyond tiny organisms that you feed to your reef? Although rotifers are for the most part microscopic, they are in fact multicellular animals belonging to their own ancient group which can be found all over the world.
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