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  Genus Megacyclops

Species M. latipes (+ M. ingens)

Taxon Information

The Species M. latipes 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

  • Megacyclops latipes, "Widespread in North, Central, and South America. Small lentic waterbodies, including cave pools, seeps" (Reid & Williamson, 2010).
  • Cyclops (Megacyclops) latipes, "N.C., Mich., Tenn. Probably more common than present distribution indicates" (Wilson & Yeatman, 1959).
  • Cyclops (Megacyclops) ingens, "... may be identical with [M. latipes]" (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.
  • 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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