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Oncaea venusta

Synonyms: Antaria coerulescens; Antaria venusta; Oncaea coerulescens; Oncaea praeclara; Oncaea pyriformis

Wikipedia Abstract

Oncaea venusta is a species of copepod with a cosmopolitan distribution, but lacking from the Arctic Ocean. Females are 1.1–1.3 millimetres (0.043–0.051 in) long, while males are only 0.8–1.0 mm (0.031–0.039 in) long. The front of the head is unusually wide, and the body is brightly coloured, usually yellow–orange, but sometimes red. O. venusta feeds on a variety of zooplankton and phytoplankton.
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1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Feeding ecology of three species of midwater fishes associated with the continental slope of eastern Tasmania, Australia, J. W. Young and S. J. M. Blaber, Marine Biology 93, 147-156 (1986)
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