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Morphology

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Sexual Dimorphism

Diverse, often pronounced Sexual Dimorphism, especially in copepods and barnacles; females usually larger than males; dwarf males occur in both groups; female shape often modified for egg brooding; male appendages modified for grasping females and transferring sperm; some males have very large copulatory organs; in copepods, sexes often differ in color.

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Source: Fairbairn, 2013

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