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  Genus Skistodiaptomus

Species S. pallidus

Taxon Information

The Species S. pallidus 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

  • Skistodiaptomus pallidus, "USA (northern and plains states, south to South Carolina, Gulf of Mexico states, Colorado, California), Canada (British Columbia); presently expanding its range, New Zealand (introduced). Mesotrophic to eutrophic ponds, lakes, vernal pools" (Reid & Williamson, 2010).
  • Diaptomus pallidus, [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).
  • Diaptomus (Skistodiaptomus) pallidus, "Ponds, lakes. North central and plains states, south to La. and Tex., west to Color." (Wilson & Yeatman, 1959).


  • 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.
  • Underhill, J.C., W.D. Schmid & D.E. Gilbertson. 1982. Taxonomic Keys to the Common Animals of the North Central States, exclusive of the parasitic worms, terrestrial insects, and birds, 4th edition. 205 pp.
  • Wilson, M.S. & H.C. Yeatman. 1959. Free-Living Copepoda. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 735-861.

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