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  1. Branchiura, order Branchiuranoun

    copepods with suctorial mouthparts; parasitic on fishes


  1. branchiura

    The family Argulidae, whose members are commonly known as carp lice or fish lice, are parasitic crustaceans in the class Ichthyostraca. It is the only family in the monotypic subclass Branchiura and the order Arguloida, although a second family, Dipteropeltidae, has been proposed. Although they are thought to be primitive forms, they have no fossil record.


  1. branchiura

    Branchiura is a class of parasitic crustaceans found on the skin or gills of fish in both freshwater and marine environments. They are commonly known as fish lice. Members of this class display unique adaptations to a parasitic lifestyle, including specialized appendages for attaching to their hosts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Branchiura

    a group of Entomostraca, with suctorial mouths, including species parasitic on fishes, as the carp lice (Argulus)


  1. Branchiura

    Branchiura is a group of crustaceans ranked as a subclass of the class Maxillopoda. It comprises the fish lice of the family Argulidae, and the prehistoric Cyclida.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of branchiura in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of branchiura in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5


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