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Acartiidae

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Kingdom  Animalia
Subphylum  Crustacea
Order  Calanoida
Higher classification  Calanoida
Phylum  Arthropoda
Subclass  Copepoda
Scientific name  Acartiidae
Rank  Family
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Lower classifications  Acartia, Acartia tonsa, Acartia jilletti

Acartiidae is a family of calanoid copepods distinguishable by the rostral margin not being extended. They are epipelagic, planktonic animals, not being found below a depth of 500 metres (1,600 ft). There are over 100 described species distributed throughout the world's oceans, mainly in temperate areas.

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Acartiidae Wikipedia


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