This post was written by admin on January 23, 2010
Posted Under: Glossary

Small Crustaceans living in the sea and freshwater habitats.

Some of them can be the intermediate hosts of parasites like Cestodes ,Nematodes ,..

e.g. Cyclops strenuus is the intermediate host of Dracunculoid Nematode Avioserpens spp containing the 3rd stage larvae of this nematode in its Haemocoel (ref: Moravec ,1990)