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Ommatokoita

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Lernaeopodidae
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Siphonostomatoida
Subphylum  Crustacea
Scientific name  Ommatokoita elongata
Rank  Species
Subclass  Copepod
Ommatokoita copepod Ommatokoita elongata Marine Science Institute Blog

Genus  OmmatokoitaLeigh-Sharpe, 1926
Similar  Copepod, Somniosus, Somniosidae, Lernaeopodidae, Siphonostomatoida

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Ommatokoita elongata is a 30 mm (1.2 in) long pinkish-white parasitic copepod, frequently found permanently attached to the corneas of the Greenland shark and Pacific sleeper shark. The parasites cause severe visual impairment, but it is thought that the sharks do not rely on keen eyesight for their survival. It is the only species in the genus Ommatokoita.

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References

Ommatokoita Wikipedia