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  Subfamily Cyclopinae

Genus Megacyclops

    Species M. latipes -- midwestern North America.
    Species M. viridis -- midwestern North America.
    Species M. donnaldsoni -- North America.
    Species M. gigas -- North America.
    Species M. magnus -- North America.
    Species M. brachypus
    Species M. dussarti
    Species M. formosanus
    Species M. kieferi
    Species M. languidoides
    Species M. languidus
    Species M. minutus

Taxon Information

The Genus Megacyclops 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, "A small Holarctic genus" (Reid & Williamson, 2010).
  • Megacyclops, a single introduced species [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Cyclops (Megacyclops), (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.
  • 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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