microniscus
См. micronicus.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • microniscus — See: epicaridium [McLaughlin, 1980]. (Order Isopoda): Second of three larval stages (epicaridium, microniscus, cryptoniscus) in certain parasitic isopods. Parasitic on intermediate host. Characterized by loss of natatory function of antennae and… …   Crustacea glossary

  • epicaridium — n. [Gr. epi, upon; kardis, shrimp] (ARTHROPODA: Crustacea) The first larval stage of a parasitic epicaridean; a microniscus …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • cryptoniscus — Planktonic larval stage of epicaridean isopod with pereopods modified as holdfasts. Stage at which larva seeks a permanent host [McLaughlin, 1980]. (Order Isopoda): Third of three larval stages (epicaridium, microniscus, cryptoniscus) in certain… …   Crustacea glossary

  • epicaridium — (Order Isopoda): First of three larval stages (epicaridium, microniscus, cryptoniscus) of certain parasitic isopods. Free living, characterized by stout, segmented body lacking last (= seventh) pair of pereopods. Swims by means of antennae and… …   Crustacea glossary

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