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  Order Poecilostomatoida

Family Ergasilidae

    Genus Neoergasilus -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Ergasilus -- North America.
    Genus Thersitina -- North America.
    Genus Abergasilus
    Genus Acusicola
    Genus Amazonicopeus
    Genus Amplexibranchius
    Genus Anklobrachius
    Genus Brasergasilus
    Genus Dermoergasilus
    Genus Diergasilus
    Genus Ergasiloides
    Genus Ergasiluxulus
    Genus Erythropolites
    Genus Gamidactylus
    Genus Gamispatulus
    Genus Gamispinus
    Genus Gauchergasilus
    Genus Haemaphilus
    Genus Haematophilus
    Genus Limnoncaea
    Genus Macrobrachinus
    Genus Markewitschia
    Genus Megabrachinus
    Genus Metopocatacoteinus
    Genus Metoponanaphrissontes
    Genus Miracetyma
    Genus Mugilicola
    Genus Nipergasilus
    Genus Paeonodes
    Genus Paraergasilus
    Genus Pindapixara
    Genus Prehendorastrus
    Genus Pseudergasilus
    Genus Pseudovaigamus
    Genus Rhinergasilus
    Genus Sinergasilus
    Genus Teredophilus
    Genus Therodamas
    Genus Thersites
    Genus Trigasilus
    Genus Yamagutia

Taxon Information

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

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

Literature Records

  • Ergasilidae, [North America] (Reid & Williamson, 2010).
  • Ergasilidae, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Oriental, Australasian; 173 species in 24 genera worldwide, 26 Nearctic species in 5 genera] (Boxshall & Defaye, 2008).
  • Ergasilidae, [North America] (Smith, 2001).

Bibliography

  • Reid, J.W. & C.E. Williamson. 2010. Copepoda. [in] J.H. Thorp & A.P. Covich (eds.). Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates, 3rd edition: 829-899.
  • 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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