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The nauplius of Dactylopusioides macrolabris (Claus) is described and figured. The second antenna is modified to form a biting appendage, while the mandibles are not capable of biting.

The nauplii and an associated adult female were found in galleries in the fronds of the brown alga Dictyota dichotoma, from Torquay, Devon. This is the first British record of this copepod, and the first record of a copepod mining the fronds of a member of the Phaeophyceae.