Harpacticoida sp.

Description

Harpacticoida is an order of copepods, in the subphylum Crustacea.

Identification difficulty
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Habitat

Various members of the order Harpacticoida are found in the marine environment and in fresh water.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Widespread in British waters, both coastal and inland.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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Species profile

Species group:
Woodlice, Crustaceans
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Harpacticoida
Family:
Records on NatureSpot:
1
First record:
27/09/2022 (Nicholls, David)
Last record:
27/09/2022 (Nicholls, David)

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