Story: Crabs, crayfish and other crustaceans



The small cylindrical animals with long antennae are copepods. They are an important food for fish larvae. New Zealand marine scientists are interested in determining the factors that govern high levels of copepods, and how these influence the condition of valuable fisheries such as hoki and orange roughy.

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Niel Bruce and Alison MacDiarmid, 'Crabs, crayfish and other crustaceans - Barnacles and copepods', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 September 2021)

Story by Niel Bruce and Alison MacDiarmid, published 12 Jun 2006