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  Order Cyclopoida

Family Oithonidae

    Genus Limnoithona -- North America.
    Genus Dioithona
    Genus Oithona
    Genus Oithonella
    Genus Oithonina
    Genus Oithonopsis
    Genus Paroithona
    Genus Scribella

Taxon Information

The Family Oithonidae 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

  • Oithonidae, "A mostly marine group with very few freshwater representatives" (Reid & Williamson, 2010).
  • Oithonidae, [Nearctic, Neotropical, Oriental; 7 species in 2 genera worldwide, 2 Nearctic species in 1 genus] (Boxshall & Defaye, 2008).


  • 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]

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