Metamorphosis between naupliar and copepodid phases in the Harpacticoida

  title={Metamorphosis between naupliar and copepodid phases in the Harpacticoida},
  author={Hans-Uwe Dahms},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B},
  • H. Dahms
  • Published 29 February 1992
  • Biology
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B
It has been argued that, among Crustacea, copepods show \`the most complete example of metamorphosis': from nauplius to copepodid. In groups with either specialized nauplii or copepodids of a particular shape, body form changes markedly from nauplius VI to copepodid I. During post-embryonic development, one pair of appendages is formed at each successive stage, even in cases where some of these precursors are not developed externally. The same holds for the copepodid Phase in which one somite… 
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