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  Order Harpacticoida

Family Ameiridae

    Genus Nitokra -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Nitocrella -- North America.
    Genus Nitocrellopsis -- North America.
    Genus Novanitocrella -- North America.
    Genus Psammonitocrella -- North America.
    Genus Stygonitocrella -- North America.
    Genus Eduardonitocrella
    Genus Ameira
    Genus Ameiropsis
    Genus Ameiropsyllus
    Genus Anoplosoma
    Genus Filexilia
    Genus Glabrameira
    Genus Haifameira
    Genus Hirtaleptomesochra
    Genus Inermipes
    Genus Interleptomesochra
    Genus Leptameira
    Genus Leptomesochra
    Genus Limameira
    Genus Malacopsyllus
    Genus Mesochrella
    Genus Neonitocrella
    Genus Nitocrameira
    Genus Paraleptomesochra
    Genus Parameira
    Genus Parameiropsis
    Genus Parapseudoleptomesochra
    Genus Parevansula
    Genus Philoleptomesochra
    Genus Praeleptomesochra
    Genus Proameira
    Genus Psammameira
    Genus Psammoleptomesochra
    Genus Pseudameira
    Genus Pseudoameiropsis
    Genus Pseudoleptomesochra
    Genus Pseudoleptomesochrella
    Genus Pseudosarsameira
    Genus Psyllocamptus
    Genus Raoleptomesochra
    Genus Sarsameira
    Genus Sicameira
    Genus Stenocopia
    Genus Transfuga

Taxon Information

The Family Ameiridae 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

  • Ameiridae, "A speciose, mainly marine family; several genera include some or all continental species" (Reid & Williamson, 2010).
  • Ameiridae, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Oriental, Australasian, Pacific; 149 species in 9 genera worldwide, 9 Nearctic species in 5 genera] (Boxshall & Defaye, 2008).
  • Ameiridae, (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.
  • Boxshall, G.A. & D. Defaye. 2008. Global diversity of copepods (Crustacea: Copepoda) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595: 195-207. [Available online]
  • 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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