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  Order Harpacticoida

Family Canthocamptidae

    Genus Attheyella -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Bryocamptus -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Canthocamptus -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Cletocamptus -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Elaphoidella -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Gulcamptus -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Heteropsyllus -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Maraenobiotus -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Mesochra -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Moraria -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Epactophanes -- North America.
    Genus Pesceus -- North America.
    Genus Stenocaris -- North America.
    Genus Afrocamptus
    Genus Amphibiperita
    Genus Antarctobiotus
    Genus Antipodiella
    Genus Antrocamptus
    Genus Australocamptus
    Genus Barbaracletodes
    Genus Boreolimella
    Genus Carolinicola
    Genus Ceuthonectes
    Genus Dahlakia
    Genus Delachauxiella
    Genus Echinocamptus
    Genus Elaphoidellopsis
    Genus Epactophanoides
    Genus Ferroniera
    Genus Fibulacamptus
    Genus Glaciella
    Genus Hanikraia
    Genus Hemimesochra
    Genus Hypocamptus
    Genus Isthmiocaris
    Genus Itunella
    Genus Leimia
    Genus Lessinocamptus
    Genus Ligulocamptus
    Genus Lingulocamptus
    Genus Loefflerella
    Genus Mesopsyllus
    Genus Metahuntemannia
    Genus Morariopsis
    Genus Nannomesochra
    Genus Neoelaphoidella
    Genus Orthopsyllus
    Genus Paramorariopsis
    Genus Parepactophanes
    Genus Perucamptus
    Genus Pholetiscus
    Genus Phyllocamptus
    Genus Pindamoraria
    Genus Pordfus
    Genus Portierella
    Genus Pottekia
    Genus Praelaphoidella
    Genus Psammocamptus
    Genus Psammoleptastacus
    Genus Pseudomoraria
    Genus Pyrocletodes
    Genus Rheocamptus
    Genus Spelaeocamptus
    Genus Stygepactophanes
    Genus Thermomesochra
    Genus Vibriopsyllus

Taxon Information

The Family Canthocamptidae 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

  • Canthocamptidae, [North America] (Reid & Williamson, 2010).
  • Canthocamptidae, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Oriental, Australasian, Pacific, Antarctic; 627 species in 38 genera worldwide, 59 Nearctic species in 9 genera] (Boxshall & Defaye, 2008).
  • Canthocamptidae, (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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