Image: Copepod Candacia

Copepod Candacia

Copepod, Candacia.

Peter Parks
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Copepods are tiny crustaceans, belonging to the same group as crabs and lobsters. They are the most abundant multicellular animals in the sea and collectively may outnumber all other animals in the world. Many move with a characteristic 'hop' through the water and form an important part of the diet of many reef fish.

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