How many copepods?


At present there are approximately 11500 known species of copepods. The number of species described during the past 27 years is nearly two-thirds of all those described in the previous 100 years. Approximately one-third of marine copepod species are parasites or associates, nearly equally divided between those on fishes and those on invertebrates. Individual copepods are extremely abundant, not only as free-living species or parasites of fishes, but as associates of invertebrates, especially in the tropical regions of the world.

DOI: 10.1007/BF00229916

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@article{Humes2004HowMC, title={How many copepods?}, author={Arthur G . Humes}, journal={Hydrobiologia}, year={2004}, volume={292}, pages={1-7} }