Maxillopoda – General Characters (Phylum: Arthropoda, Sub-phylum: Crustacea)


General characters of maxillopoda of crustacea

Maxillopoda (Cyclops) Wikipedia

Systematic Position:

Kingdom: Animalia
Sub-kingdom: Eumetazoa
Super-phylum: Ecdysosoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Sub-phylum: Crustacea
Class 4 : Maxillopoda

General Characters of maxillopoda:

Ø  Usually small arthropods

Ø  The smallest arthropod, Stygotantulus stocki belongs to the class Maxillopoda

Ø  Abdomen highly reduced

Ø  Usually abdomen lack any appendages

Ø  Feed with maxillae

Ø  Body divided into cephalic, thoracic and abdominal segments

Ø  5 cephalic segments, 6 thoracic segments  and 4 abdominal segments

Ø  Telson present


Zoology Short Notes


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