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ostracods
(english) Group of small crustaceans with a bivalved carapace which can be closed to completely cover the body; important planktonic fish food. (See also: crustaceans, plankton)
ostracodes
(french) Groupe de petits crustacés munis d'une carapace bivalve qui peut se refermer pour recouvrir complètement le corps ; constitue l'une des principales proies planctoniques des poissons. (See also: crustaceans, plankton)
ostrácodos
(portuguese) Grupo de pequenos crustáceos com carapaça bivalve que pode ser completamente fechada encerrando aí o corpo. São um importante alimento planctónico dos peixes. (See also: crustaceans, plankton)

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