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Vocabulary Term Details

Crustacea

Definition (http://www.eoearth.org/article/Crustacea?topic=49540)

Crustaceans are invertebrates belonging to the phylum Arthropoda and include such familiar groups as barnacles, crabs, crayfish, lobster, water fleas and pill bugs. Crustaceans are key players in marine and freshwater food webs. The majority of zooplankton in freshwater is composed of cladocerans and copepods, and in the oceans copepods, who are the major consumers of phytoplankton. (Encyclopedia of Earth)

Preferred Units: N/A

Scope Note:
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Invertebrates
N/APlankton

This term is used for the following terms: 
Crustaceans

Approved Date
08-May-2013

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