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  Subfamily Cyclopinae

Genus Mesocyclops

    Species M. edax -- Wisconsin!
    Species M. americanus -- midwestern North America.
    Species M. leuckarti -- North America.
    Species M. longisetus -- North America.
    Species M. ogunnus -- North America.
    Species M. pehpeiensis -- North America.
    Species M. reidae -- North America.
    Species M. venezolanus -- North America.
    Species M. aequatorialis
    Species M. annulatus
    Species M. aspericornis
    Species M. australiensis
    Species M. australiensis
    Species M. borneoensis
    Species M. brasilianus
    Species M. brevisetosus
    Species M. chaci
    Species M. darwini
    Species M. ellipticus
    Species M. granulatus
    Species M. isabellae
    Species M. kieferi
    Species M. meridianus
    Species M. meridionalis
    Species M. nothius
    Species M. pescei
    Species M. pseudomeridianus
    Species M. pseudospinosus
    Species M. splendidus
    Species M. thermocyclopoides
    Species M. tobae
    Species M. varius
    Species M. yutsil

Taxon Information

The Genus Mesocyclops 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

  • Mesocyclops, "A speciose genus, worldwide in the tropics and temperate zones" (Reid & Williamson, 2010).
  • Mesocyclops, about 4 species [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Mesocyclops, [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).
  • Mesocyclops, (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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