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Leptestheriidae

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Leptestheriidae is a family of crustaceans in the order Spinicaudata.[1] They are distinguished from the family Cyzicidae by the presence of a rostral spine.[2] Members of Leptestheriidae are believed to graze on detritus.[1]

The family contains five extant genera:[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c Martin, Joel W (1989). "Morphology of feeding structures in the Conchostraca with special reference to Lynceus". In Bruce E. Felgenhauer; Les Watling; Anne B. Thistle. Functional morphology of feeding and grooming in Crustacea. CRC Press. pp. 123–136. ISBN 9789061917779. Retrieved 3 April 2013..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"""""'"'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
  2. ^ Likens, Gene E. (2009). "Spinicaudata". Encyclopedia of Inland Waters. 1. Academic Press. ISBN 9780123706263. Retrieved 3 April 2013.


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Leptestheriidae: Brief Summary

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Leptestheriidae is a family of crustaceans in the order Spinicaudata. They are distinguished from the family Cyzicidae by the presence of a rostral spine. Members of Leptestheriidae are believed to graze on detritus.

The family contains five extant genera:

Eoleptestheria Leptestheria Leptestheriella Maghrebestheria Sewellestheria
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