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  Order Harpacticoida

Family Miraciidae (+ Diosaccidae)

    Genus Schizopera -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Actopsyllus
    Genus Amonardia
    Genus Amphiascella
    Genus Amphiascoides
    Genus Amphiascopsis
    Genus Amphiascus
    Genus Anisostenhelia
    Genus Antiboreodiosaccus
    Genus Balucopsylla
    Genus Beatricella
    Genus Bulbamphiascus
    Genus Cladorostrata
    Genus Dactylamphiascopsis
    Genus Dactylopodamphiascopsis
    Genus Delavalia
    Genus Diosaccopsis
    Genus Diosaccus
    Genus Distioculus
    Genus Dwightia
    Genus Eoschizopera
    Genus Gyropeltis
    Genus Haloschizopera
    Genus Helmutkunzia
    Genus Ialysus
    Genus Macrosetella
    Genus Melima
    Genus Mesamphiascus
    Genus Metamphiascopsis
    Genus Miracia
    Genus Miscegenus
    Genus Muohuysia
    Genus Neomiscegenus
    Genus Oculosetella
    Genus Onychostenhelia
    Genus Paradiosaccus
    Genus Paramphiascella
    Genus Paramphiascoides
    Genus Paramphiascopsis
    Genus Pararobertsonia
    Genus Parialysus
    Genus Pholenota
    Genus Protoleptastacus
    Genus Protopsammotopa
    Genus Psammotopa
    Genus Pseudamphiascopsis
    Genus Pseudodiosaccopsis
    Genus Pseudodiosaccus
    Genus Pseudostenhelia
    Genus Rhyncholagena
    Genus Robertgurneya
    Genus Robertsonia
    Genus Schizoperoides
    Genus Schizoperopsis
    Genus Setella
    Genus Sinamphiascus
    Genus Spio
    Genus Stenhelia
    Genus Stenheliopsis
    Genus Teisseriella
    Genus Teissierella
    Genus Tydemanella
    Genus Typhlamphiascus
    Genus Varnaia

Taxon Information

The Family Miraciidae 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

  • Miraciidae, "A primarily marine family with a few freshwater members. In North America, only members of the genus Schizopera have been found in fresh- or brackish water habitats" (Reid & Williamson, 2010).
  • Miraciidae, [Palearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Oriental, Australasian, Pacific; 53 species in 2 genera worldwide] (Boxshall & Defaye, 2008).
  • Diosaccidae, (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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