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  Subfamily Cyclopinae

Genus Microcyclops (+ Cryptocyclops)

    Species M. bicolor -- Wisconsin!
    Species M. dubitabilis -- North America.
    Species M. pumilis -- North America.
    Species M. rubellus -- North America.
    Species M. varicans -- North America.
    Species M. afghanicus
    Species M. alius
    Species M. anceps
    Species M. anninae
    Species M. arenicola
    Species M. assimilis
    Species M. atongae
    Species M. attenuatus
    Species M. caudatus
    Species M. ceibaensis
    Species M. crassipes
    Species M. cunningtoni
    Species M. davidi
    Species M. diaphanus
    Species M. diversus
    Species M. echinatus
    Species M. elegans
    Species M. elgonensis
    Species M. elongatus
    Species M. exiguus
    Species M. falsus
    Species M. finitimus
    Species M. gemellus
    Species M. inchoatus
    Species M. indolusitanus
    Species M. inopinatus
    Species M. intermedius
    Species M. javanus
    Species M. jenkinae
    Species M. karvei
    Species M. levis
    Species M. linjanticus
    Species M. longiarticulatus
    Species M. longiramus
    Species M. longispinosus
    Species M. margaretae
    Species M. mediasetosus
    Species M. medius
    Species M. microsetus
    Species M. moghulensis
    Species M. nyasae
    Species M. obscuratus
    Species M. pachycomus
    Species M. paraplesius
    Species M. pseudoopercularis
    Species M. rechtyae
    Species M. richardi
    Species M. robustus
    Species M. semilunaris
    Species M. subaequalis
    Species M. sumatranus
    Species M. symoensi
    Species M. tanganicae
    Species M. tricolor
    Species M. triumvirorum
    Species M. uenoi
    Species M. uviranus
    Species M. variabilis

Taxon Information

The Genus Microcyclops 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

  • Microcyclops, "A large, cosmopolitan genus, with many species in need of revision" (Reid & Williamson, 2010).
  • Cryptocyclops, "Holarctic. Only one species in North America" (Reid & Williamson, 2010).
  • Microcyclops, a single widely distributed variable species [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Cryptocyclops, 1 scattered and rare species [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Cyclops (Microcyclops), (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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