Remipedia General Characters (Phylum: Arthropoda, Sub-phylum: Crustacea)

Systematic Position

Kingdom: Animalia
Sub-kingdom: Eumetazoa
Super-phylum: Ecdysosoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Sub-phylum: Crustacea
Class 2 : Remipedia

Remipedia Characteristics
Remipedia (Speleonectes) (Wikipedia)

Remipedia Characteristics

Ø  Commonly called as blind crustaceans

Ø  Live in dark environments

Ø  Slow moving creatures

Ø  Primitive body plan

Ø  Body is divided into head and trunk

Ø  Trunk with up to 42 body segments

Ø  Swimming appendages lateral on the body segments

Ø  Bears fangs connected with venom glands

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