Cephalocarida

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These tiny (2-4 mm long) crustaceans, often known as horseshoe shrimps, are considered to be very primitive and live on the seabed where they feed on detritus (debris). Unusually for Crustaceans, they have their eyes buried in their heads, rather than located on stalks. There are only nine known species in the world.

Crustacea Section