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Species Penilia avirostris

Penilia avirostris
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Crustacea (Crustaceans)
Class Branchiopoda (Branchiopods)
Order Diplostraca
Suborder Cladocera (Water Fleas)
Infraorder Ctenopoda (Ctenopods)
Family Sididae
Genus Penilia
Species avirostris (Penilia avirostris)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Penilia avirostris Dana 1849
Numbers
Only species in the genus Penilia
Size
Female: 0.5-1.2mm
Male: 0.7-0.9mm
Range
Coastal waters of the tropical and subtropical oceans and warm temperate regions.
Habitat
Epipelagic in coastal waters; rare in open ocean.
Food
Filter feeder on bacterio- and phytoplankton