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Copepod larva -

(Nauplius larva)

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In nauplii larvae there are 3 pairs of appendages present: 2 pairs of antennae and set of mandibles. They often start off quite rounded but as successive moults occur segments become added to the end of the abdomen. Extra appendages will also appear.

Also see Copepoda.


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