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  Superorder Podoplea

Order Harpacticoida

    Family Parastenocarididae -- Wisconsin!
    Family Phyllognathopodidae -- Wisconsin!
    Family Ameiridae -- midwestern North America.
    Family Canthocamptidae -- midwestern North America.
    Family Harpacticidae -- midwestern North America.
    Family Laophontidae -- midwestern North America.
    Family Miraciidae -- midwestern North America.
    Family Tachidiidae -- midwestern North America.
    Family Canuellidae -- North America.
    Family Chappuisiidae -- North America.
    Family Cletodidae -- North America.
    Family Dactylopusiidae -- North America.
    Family Darcythompsoniidae -- North America.
    Family Ectinosomatidae -- North America.
    Family Metidae -- North America.
    Family Nannopodidae -- North America.
    Family Adenopleurellidae
    Family Aegisthidae
    Family Ancorabolidae
    Family Arenopontiidae
    Family Argestidae
    Family Balaenophilidae
    Family Cancrincolidae
    Family Cletopsyllidae
    Family Cristacoxidae
    Family Cylindropsyllidae
    Family Euterpinidae
    Family Hamondiidae
    Family Heteropsyllidae
    Family Idyanthidae
    Family Laophontopsidae
    Family Latiremidae
    Family Leptastacidae
    Family Leptopontiidae
    Family Longipediidae
    Family Louriniidae
    Family Neobradyidae
    Family Normanellidae
    Family Novocriniidae
    Family Orthopsyllidae
    Family Parameiropsidae
    Family Paramesochridae
    Family Parastenheliidae
    Family Peltidiidae
    Family Porcellidiidae
    Family Protolatiremidae
    Family Pseudotachidiidae
    Family Rhynchothalestridae
    Family Rometidae
    Family Rotundiclipeidae
    Family Superornatiremidae
    Family Tegastidae
    Family Tetragonicepsidae
    Family Thalestridae
    Family Thompsonulidae
    Family Tisbidae
    Family Zosimeidae

Taxon Information

The Order Harpacticoida has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from Wisconsin.

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

Literature Records

  • Harpacticoida, [North America] (Reid & Williamson, 2010).
  • Harpacticoida, (Boxshall & Defaye, 2008).
  • Harpacticoida, [North America] (Smith, 2001).


  • 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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