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(English) Early egg-shaped larval stage of prawns and other crustaceans. Nauplii are unsegmented and bear three pairs of appendages. Important fish food, especially for fish larvae. (See also: crustaceans, plankton, larvae)
(French) Premier stade larvaire en forme d’oeuf des crevettes et autres crustacés. Les nauplii ne sont pas segmentées et portent trois paires d'appendices. Importante nourriture pour les poissons, surtout pour les larves de poisson. (See also: crustaceans, plankton, larvae)
(Portuguese) Estadio larvar dos camarões e outros crustáceos. Não são segmentados e têm 3 pares de apêndices. São um alimento importante para as larvas de peixes. (See also: crustaceans, plankton, larvae)

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