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  Subfamily Eucyclopinae

Genus Ectocyclops

    Species E. phaleratus -- midwestern North America.
    Species E. polyspinosus -- North America.
    Species E. affinis
    Species E. bradyi
    Species E. bromelicola
    Species E. clausi
    Species E. compactus
    Species E. coperes
    Species E. dilatatus
    Species E. forbesi
    Species E. herbsti
    Species E. hirsutus
    Species E. ilariensis
    Species E. medius
    Species E. mozhae
    Species E. oligarthrus
    Species E. polyacanthus
    Species E. poppei
    Species E. rahmi
    Species E. rubescens
    Species E. sarsi
    Species E. strenzkei

Taxon Information

The Genus Ectocyclops 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

  • Ectocyclops, "A small, cosmopolitan genus" (Reid & Williamson, 2010).
  • Ectocyclops, 1 widespread species [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Ectocyclops, [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).
  • Ectocyclops, "Only one species known in [North America]" (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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