Branchiura

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Branchiura
Temporal range: Carboniferous–Recent
Argulus.jpg
Argulus sp. on a stickleback
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Maxillopoda
Subclass: Branchiura
Thorell, 1864
Orders

Branchiura is a group of crustaceans ranked as a subclass of the class Maxillopoda. It comprises the fish lice of the family Argulidae, and the prehistoric Cyclida ("cycloids").[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Geoff A. Boxshall & Damià Jaume (2009). "Exopodites, epipodites and gills in crustaceans" (PDF). Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny 67 (2): 229–254.