Copepoda (Copepods) is a subclass of typical crustaceans. There are 14005 species of Copepods, in 2052 genera and 232 families. This subclass has been around since the burdigalian age. They rely on drag powered swimming to move around.
EOL has data for 20 attributes, including:
The environments in which many copepods species are known to live. Select an environment to see its copepods species checklist.