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Leptopsyllus is a genus of copepods in the family Paramesochridae.

EOL has data for 16 attributes, including:

  • locomotion
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    drag powered swimming
    • URI: https://eol.org/schema/terms/drag_based_swimming
    • Definition: Drag swimmers use a cyclic motion where they push water back in a power stroke, and return their limb forward in the return or recovery stroke. When they push water directly backwards, this moves their body forward, but as they return their limbs to the starting position, they push water forward, which will thus pull them back to some degree, and so opposes the direction that the body is heading. This opposing force is called drag. The return-stroke drag causes drag swimmers to employ different strategies than lift swimmers. Reducing drag on the return stroke is essential for optimizing efficiency.
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  • type specimen repository
    • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/TypeSpecimenRepository
    • Definition: The institution that holds a type specimen for a given species. The recommended best practice is to use the identifier in a collections registry such as the Biodiversity Collections Index (http://www.biodiversitycollectionsindex.org/).
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  • water depth
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    40 m
Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Leptopsyllus. View this species on GBIF