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  Order Harpacticoida

Family Harpacticidae

    Genus Harpacticella -- North America.
    Genus Harpacticus -- North America.
    Genus Tigriopus -- North America.
    Genus Archizausodes
    Genus Arpacticus
    Genus Campella
    Genus Camptonyx
    Genus Discoharpacticus
    Genus Handiella
    Genus Harpactichechus
    Genus Mucropedia
    Genus Neozausodes
    Genus Paratharybis
    Genus Paratigriopus
    Genus Perissocope
    Genus Zaus
    Genus Zausodes
    Genus Zausopsis

Taxon Information

The Family Harpacticidae 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

  • Harpacticidae, "A few members of this primarily marine family occur in brackish to freshwaters" (Reid & Williamson, 2010).
  • Harpacticidae, [Palearctic, Oriental; 4 species in 1 genus worldwide] (Boxshall & Defaye, 2008).
  • Harpacticidae, [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).
  • Harpacticidae, (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]
  • 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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