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Interesting Information about Crustaceans Crustaceans include Crabs, Lobsters, Barnacles, Krill, Crayfish and Shrimp. Most crustaceans (Crustacea) live in the ocean but some such as Woodlice live on land (Terrestrial), others live on their hosts (Parasitic). Examples include Fish Lice and Tongue Worms. Barnacles are also a form of Crustaceans but are sessile which means that they do not move about.
Interesting Crustaceans Information and Facts - How are different Crustaceans identified? The colours, shapes and sizes of individual crustaceans varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process. A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process. The fish species detailed on this website are Tropical, Saltwater, Aquarium , Marine , Pet , Pond, Clown, Koi, Beta (Betta), Gold Fish (Goldfish), Star, Angel, Puffer, Discus, Piranha, Rainbow, Parrot, Crustaceans, Sea Anemones and Coral.
Interesting Information and Facts - Crustaceans There are 44,000 different species of Crustaceans, most of them live in the sea (marine) but some are freshwater and others live on land. All Crustaceans have an exoskeleton which doesn’t grow so must be moulted for them to grow.
Crustaceans include Crabs, Lobsters, Barnacles, Krill, Crayfish and Shrimp. Most crustaceans (Crustacea) live in the ocean and are referred to as marine but some such as Woodlice live on land (Terrestrial), others live on their hosts (Parasitic). Examples of parasitic crustaceans include Fish Lice and Tongue Worms. Barnacles are also a form of Crustaceans but are sessile which means that they do not move about.
Crustaceans - Information
The largest crustacean in the world is the Japanese spider crab (Macrocheira kaempferi)
Copepods are small crustaceans, between 0.5mm and 5mm in length, one is even named Cyclops after the one-eyed giant of mythology
Lobsters have the ability to regenerate body (autotomy) parts that they loose, for example in order to escape a predator they can shed a claw, leg or antennae
Crustaceans - Facts Interesting Information and facts on different species
How are the different crustaceans identified? Why are they slimy? Important Crustaceans Facts and info - How do you identify the sex of crustaceans? Species Facts and Info - Why do most fish have gills? - Why do different species have fins? Tropical Species, Saltwater Species, Aquarium Species, Marine Species, Pet Species, Pond Species, Clowns, Kois, Betas (Bettas), Gold Fish (Goldfish), Star, Angels, Puffers, Discus, Piranhas, Rainbow, Parrots, Crustaceans, Sea Anemones, Corals.
Facts about Fish Did you know...
The Box Jellyfish is one of the most venomous creatures in the sea, the toxins from its venom attacks the nervous system, heart and skin!
Over 32,000 different species of fish have been identified and more Crustaceans are being discovered and identified every day!
The plural of the word fish is fishes, however when describing more than one fish of the same species, the word fish is still used instead of the plural! An example would be 20 Puffer Fish, not 20 Puffer Fishes!
The Female seahorse lays her eggs in a special pouch on the male seahorse's stomach, he then takes care of the eggs until the baby seahorses hatch
Angelfish breed for life. If one of the pair dies, the other will not breed again!
Some fish are not good for community tanks! Ask your local pet store before you buy new additions for your tank
The Stygotantulus stock is the smallest Crustacean in the world, measuring less than 0.1mm in length!
Angelfish can become aggressive towards other fish and even eat smaller fish such as Neon Tetras!
Someone who studies different Crustaceans is called an ichthyologist
There are different species found all over the world, we have tried to include as many aquatic species as possible on this website
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