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  Family Canthocamptidae

Genus Epactophanes

    Species E. richardi -- North America.
    Species E. angulatus
    Species E. antarcticus
    Species E. chappuisi
    Species E. muscicola
    Species E. muscicolus
    Species E. philippinus
    Species E. quadrispinosus
    Species E. wolfi

Taxon Information

The Genus Epactophanes has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from North America.

(These statements were generated automatically from the WInvertebrates database.)

Literature Records

  • Epactophanes, "One cosmopolitan species in the genus" (Reid & Williamson, 2010).
  • Epactophanes, one cosmopolitan species in aquatic mosses and other vegetation [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Epactophanes, "Fresh water (rarely in brackish or saline)" (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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