Cyclops, the representative of a number of lowly forms belonging to the order of Copepods, is one of the commest fresh-water Crustacea. The forward segments of the spindle-shaped body are covered by a large shield or carapace. The feet, are few in number, and like its fabled namesake, it bears an eye in the center of the forehead. Diagram of the cyclops shows the (e.s.) egs, (i) intestine, (ov) reproductive organ.
Winchell, Alexander Sketches of Creation (New York, NY: Harper & Brothers, 1870)