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Copilia is a genus of copepods in the family Sapphirinidae. The eyes of Copilia have two lenses, arranged like those in a telescope.[1] The genus contains the following species:[2]

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Maxillopoda
Subclass: Copepoda
Order: Poecilostomatoida
Family: Sapphirinidae
Genus: Copilia
Dana, 1849


  1. ^ R. L. Gregory, H. E. Ross & N. Moray (1964). "The curious eye of Copilia" (PDF). Nature. 201 (4925): 1166–1168. doi:10.1038/2011166a0. PMID 14151358. 
  2. ^ T. Chad Walter & Geoff Boxshall. T. C. Walter & G. Boxshall, ed. "Copilia Dana, 1849". World Copepoda database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved February 10, 2011.