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Interstitial species living in shallow water or intertidally

Class Copepoda

8,000 (97)

Dominant crustaceans in zooplankton; a few parasites of marine fish and invertebrates

Class Branchiura

125 (1)

Fish lice (ectoparasites)

Class Pentastomida

100 (7)

Highly modified parasites of tetrapod vertebrates

Class Tantulocarida

10+ (9)

Deep-water parasites of crustaceans; some sources estimate diversity up to 1200 species

Class Remipedia

9+

Ancient, vermiform crustaceans found in marine caves; some estimate diversity as high

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