Reproductive Biology

Sexual female stage unknown.

CONSERVATION STATUS Not listed by the IUCN.

SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS None known. ♦

Resources

Periodicals

Boxshall, G. A., and R. J. Lincoln. "The Life Cycle of the Tantulocarida (Crustacea)." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B315 (1987): 267-303.

Huys, R., G. A. Boxshall, and R. J. Lincoln. "The

Tantulocaridan Life Cycle: The Circle Closed?" Journal of Crustacean Biology 13 (1993): 432-442.

Geoffrey Allan Boxshall, PhD

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Phylum Anthropoda Subphylum Crustacea Class Maxillopoda Subclass Branchiura Number of families 1

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Branchiurans are ectoparasites of fishes, mainly living in freshwater habitats; they have flattened bodies comprised of five limb-bearing segments; the head has well-developed carapace lobes

Photo: Argulus attached to its goldfish host. The branching gut lobes contain partly digested blood. Photo by G. A. Boxshall. Reproduced by permission.)

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