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  Order Siphonostomatoida

Family Caligidae

    Genus Lepeophtheirus -- North America.
    Genus Abasia
    Genus Alicaligus
    Genus Anchicaligus
    Genus Anuretes
    Genus Arrama
    Genus Belizia
    Genus Caligera
    Genus Caligodes
    Genus Caligopsis
    Genus Caligulina
    Genus Caligulus
    Genus Caligus
    Genus Calina
    Genus Calistes
    Genus Caritus
    Genus Centromma
    Genus Chalimus
    Genus Charlesia
    Genus Cresseyella
    Genus Dartevellia
    Genus Dentigryps
    Genus Diphyllogaster
    Genus Echetus
    Genus Eirgos
    Genus Heniochophilus
    Genus Hermilius
    Genus Homoiotes
    Genus Kabataella
    Genus Lamarckina
    Genus Laxe
    Genus Mappates
    Genus Metacaligus
    Genus Midias
    Genus Paralebion
    Genus Parapetalus
    Genus Parechetus
    Genus Platyporinus
    Genus Pseudanuretes
    Genus Pseudechetus
    Genus Pseudocaligus
    Genus Pseudolepeophtheirus
    Genus Pseudopetalus
    Genus Pupulina
    Genus Risculus
    Genus Sciaenophilus
    Genus Sinocaligus
    Genus Stasiotes
    Genus Synestius

Taxon Information

The Family Caligidae has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from North America.

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

Literature Records

  • Caligidae, [Palearctic; 1 species worldwide] (Forró et al., 2008).
  • Caligidae, attached to surface of body near anus of salmon that have recently migrated from the sea; may live for a week or more in freshwater [North America] (Smith, 2001).


  • Forró, L. N.M. Korovchinsky, A.A. Kotov & A. Petrusek. 2008. Global diversity of cladocerans (Cladocera; Crustacea) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595: 177-184. [Available online]
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Copepoda. Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 489-517.

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