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Also known as fish lice, this is a species of copepod, a parasitic crustacean. “Female of Chondracathus gibbosus, enlarged; and example of the crustaceous Epizoa. B, ventral view; a, head; b, c, appendages; d, d, mediodorsal processes; e, e, medioventral processes; f, i, h, lateral processes; g, ovisacs; k, terminal segment; l, minute male lodged in vulva of female; m, n, mediodorsal ovarian tubes; p, lateral ovarian tubes; o, o, oviduct; 2, 3, antennules; 4, 5, 6, antennae, gnathites.” -Whitney, 1911




William Dwight Whitney The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language (New York, NY: The Century Co., 1911)


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