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Stygotantulus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Basipodellidae
Phylum  Arthropoda
Subclass  Tantulocarida
Subphylum  Crustacea
Scientific name  Stygotantulus stocki
Rank  Species
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Genus  Stygotantulus Boxshall & Huys, 1989
Similar  Monachoides vicinus, Tantulocarida, Nepenthes smilesii, Scydosella, Mystacocarida

Stygotantulus stocki is a species of crustacean, living as an ectoparasite on harpacticoid copepods of the families Tisbidae and Canuellidae. It is one of the smallest arthropods in the world, at a length of less than 0.1 millimetres (0.004 in). The specific epithet stocki commemorates Jan Hendrik Stock, a Dutch carcinologist. Another contender for the world's smallest arthropod is Tantulacus dieteri, with a total body length of only 85 micrometres (0.0033 in).

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