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  Superfamily Cypridoidea

Family Cyprididae (+ Cypridae)

    Subfamily Cypricercinae -- Wisconsin!
    Subfamily Cypridopsinae -- Wisconsin!
    Subfamily Cyprinotinae -- Wisconsin!
    Subfamily Eucypridinae -- Wisconsin!
    Subfamily Cypridinae -- midwestern North America.
    Subfamily Cyprettinae -- North America.
    Subfamily Dolerocypridinae -- North America.
    Subfamily Herpetocypridinae -- North America.
    Subfamily Isocypridinae -- North America.
    Subfamily Pelocypridinae -- North America.
    Subfamily Scottiinae -- North America.
    Subfamily Batucyprettinae
    Subfamily Bradycypridinae
    Subfamily Callistocypridinae
    Subfamily Diacypridinae
    Subfamily Herpetocyprellinae
    Subfamily Hungarocypridinae
    Subfamily Limanocypridinae
    Subfamily Liocypridinae
    Subfamily Megalocypridinae
    Subfamily Mytilocypridinae
    Subfamily Ngarawinae
    Subfamily Rudjakoviellinae

Taxon Information

The Family Cyprididae 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

  • Cyprididae, (Martens & Savatenalinton, 2011).
  • Cyprididae, [North America] (Smith & Delorme, 2010).
  • Cyprididae, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Oriental, Australasian, Pacific, Antarctic; 998 species in 94 genera worldwide, 154 Nearctic species in 30 genera] (Martens et al., 2008).
  • Cyprididae, [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Cyprididae, (Kitchell & Clark, 1979).
  • Cypridae, [North America] (Tressler, 1959).


  • Martens, K. & S. Savatenalinton. 2011. A subjective checklist of the Recent, free-living, non-marine Ostracoda (Crustacea). Zootaxa 2855: 1-79. [Available online]
  • Smith, A.J. & L.D. Delorme. 2010. Ostracoda. [in] J.H. Thorp & A.P. Covich (eds.). Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates, 3rd edition: 725-771.
  • Martens, K., I. Schön, C. Meisch, & D.J. Horne. 2008. Global diversity of ostracods (Ostracoda, Crustacea) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595: 185-193. [Available online]
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Ostracoda (seed shrimps). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 521-544.
  • Kitchell, J.A. & D.L. Clark. 1979. Distribution, ecology, and taxonomy of Recent freshwater Ostracoda of Lake Mendota, Wisconsin. Publication of the Natural History Council, University of Wisconsin-Madison 1. 24 pp. [Available online]
  • Tressler, W.L. 1959. Ostracoda. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 657-734.

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