Penultimate larval stage of many decapod crustaceans, preceding the post-larval stage (Ruppert & Barnes, 1994).
Plural of 'zoea'.
Adjective of 'zoea'.
One of the individual animals connected together in a common mass constituting a colony (based on Fitter & Manuel, 1986).
The animal component of the plankton (Lincoln et al
Symbiotic single-celled algae that live in the tissues of some hard corals and other organisms, such as sea slugs. Zooxanthellae provide it's host with energy in the form of sugars from photosynthesis, in return for protection and a nutrient rich environment.
An organism with symbiotic 'zooxanthellae'.