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  Order Harpacticoida

Family Parastenocarididae

    Genus Parastenocaris -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Horstkurtcaris -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Asiacaris
    Genus Brasilibathynellocaris
    Genus Brinckicaris
    Genus Clujensicaris
    Genus Dussartstenocaris
    Genus Enckellicaris
    Genus Entzicaris
    Genus Fontinalicaris
    Genus Forficatocaris
    Genus Italicocaris
    Genus Kinnecaris
    Genus Lacustricaris
    Genus Macacocaris
    Genus Michelicaris
    Genus Monodicaris
    Genus Murunducaris
    Genus Nanacaris
    Genus Nipponicaris
    Genus Oshimaensicaris
    Genus Pannonicaris
    Genus Phreaticaris
    Genus Potamocaris
    Genus Proserpinicaris
    Genus Remaneicaris
    Genus Simplicaris
    Genus Siolicaris
    Genus Stammericaris

Taxon Information

The Family Parastenocarididae has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from Wisconsin.

(These statements were generated automatically from the WInvertebrates database.)

Literature Records

  • Parastenocarididae, [North America] (Reid & Williamson, 2010).
  • Parastenocarididae, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Oriental, Australasian, Pacific; 249 species in 6 genera worldwide, 8 Nearctic species in 1 genus] (Boxshall & Defaye, 2008).
  • Parastenocaridae [sic], (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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