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  Subfamily Cyclopinae

Genus Cyclops

    Species C. strenuus -- midwestern North America.
    Species C. canadensis -- North America.
    Species C. columbianus -- North America.
    Species C. kolensis -- North America.
    Species C. scutifer -- North America.
    Species C. vicinus -- North America.
    Species C. abyssorum
    Species C. americanus
    Species C. bohater
    Species C. furcifer
    Species C. gracilis
    Species C. insignis
    Species C. lacustris
    Species C. laurenticus
    Species C. ohridanus
    Species C. strengus

Taxon Information

The Genus Cyclops 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

  • Cyclops, "A speciose genus with no recent revision" (Reid & Williamson, 2010).
  • Cyclops, 10 or more species [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Cyclops, [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).
  • Cyclops (Cyclops), (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.
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Copepoda. Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 489-517.
  • Underhill, J.C., W.D. Schmid & D.E. Gilbertson. 1982. Taxonomic Keys to the Common Animals of the North Central States, exclusive of the parasitic worms, terrestrial insects, and birds, 4th edition. 205 pp.
  • 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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