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  Order Cyclopoida

Family Lernaeidae

    Genus Lernaea -- North America.
    Genus Afrolernaea
    Genus Areotrachelus
    Genus Catlaphila
    Genus Channaculina
    Genus Dysphorus
    Genus Indolernaea
    Genus Indopeniculus
    Genus Lamproglena
    Genus Lamproglenoides
    Genus Leptotrachelus
    Genus Lernaeogiraffa
    Genus Mesolamproglena
    Genus Opistholernaea
    Genus Perulernaea
    Genus Pillainus
    Genus Pseudolamproglena
    Genus Pseudolernaea
    Genus Taurocheros

Taxon Information

The Family Lernaeidae has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from North America.

(These statements were generated automatically from the WInvertebrates database.)

Literature Records

  • Lernaeidae, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Oriental, Australasian; 114 species in 16 genera worldwide, 8 Nearctic species in 1 genus] (Boxshall & Defaye, 2008).
  • Lernaeidae, about six species, several maybe introduced [North America] (Smith, 2001).

Bibliography

  • Boxshall, G.A. & D. Defaye. 2008. Global diversity of copepods (Crustacea: Copepoda) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595: 195-207. [Available online]
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Copepoda. Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 489-517.

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