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  Order Harpacticoida

Family Laophontidae

    Genus Onychocamptus -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Heterolaophonte -- North America.
    Genus Microlaophonte -- North America.
    Genus Pseudonychocamptus -- North America.
    Genus Afrolaophonte
    Genus Amerolaophontina
    Genus Apistophonte
    Genus Apolaophonte
    Genus Apolethon
    Genus Applanola
    Genus Apsteinia
    Genus Archesola
    Genus Archilaophonte
    Genus Arenolaophonte
    Genus Asellopsis
    Genus Bathyesola
    Genus Bathylaophonte
    Genus Carraroenia
    Genus Chilaeophonte
    Genus Corbulaseta
    Genus Cornylaophonte
    Genus Coullia
    Genus Echinolaophonte
    Genus Elapholaophonte
    Genus Esola
    Genus Fiersiphontina
    Genus Folioquinpes
    Genus Galapalaophonte
    Genus Harrietella
    Genus Hemilaophonte
    Genus Heteronychocamptus
    Genus Hoplolaophonte
    Genus Indolaophonte
    Genus Inermiphonte
    Genus Klieonychocamptoides
    Genus Klieonychocamptus
    Genus Langia
    Genus Laophonte
    Genus Laophontina
    Genus Lipomelum
    Genus Lobitella
    Genus Loureirophonte
    Genus Maiquilaophonte
    Genus Marbefia
    Genus Mexicolaophonte
    Genus Mictyricola
    Genus Mielkiella
    Genus Moerephonte
    Genus Mourephonte
    Genus Namakosiramia
    Genus Novolaophonte
    Genus Paralaophonte
    Genus Paranychocamptus
    Genus Paronychocamptus
    Genus Pilifera
    Genus Platychelipus
    Genus Platylaophonte
    Genus Pontophonte
    Genus Propephonte
    Genus Psammolaophonte
    Genus Psammoplatypus
    Genus Pseudolaophonte
    Genus Quinquelaophonte
    Genus Raptolaophonte
    Genus Robustunguis
    Genus Spiniferaphonte
    Genus Stygolaophonte
    Genus Tapholeon
    Genus Troglophonte
    Genus Weddellaophonte
    Genus Wellsiphontina
    Genus Xanthilaophonte

Taxon Information

The Family Laophontidae 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

  • Laophontidae, "A very large, predominantly marine family" (Reid & Williamson, 2010).
  • Laophontidae, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Oriental, Australasian; 7 species in 6 genera worldwide, 3 Nearctic species in 3 genera] (Boxshall & Defaye, 2008).
  • Laophontidae, (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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