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  Family Harpacticidae

Genus Harpacticus

    Species H. chelifer -- North America.
    Species H. gracilis -- North America.
    Species H. alevtinae
    Species H. aquilinus
    Species H. arcticus
    Species H. bairdi
    Species H. boehleri
    Species H. brevicornis
    Species H. chauseica
    Species H. clausi
    Species H. compressus
    Species H. compsonyx
    Species H. concinnus
    Species H. confusus
    Species H. crassicornis
    Species H. curticornis
    Species H. dezhnevi
    Species H. dubitabilis
    Species H. falklandi
    Species H. flexulosus
    Species H. flexus
    Species H. fortificationis
    Species H. furcifer
    Species H. giesbrechti
    Species H. glaber
    Species H. gurneyi
    Species H. islandicus
    Species H. koenigi
    Species H. linearis
    Species H. littoralis
    Species H. longiantennata
    Species H. macrodactylus
    Species H. meridionalis
    Species H. nicaeensis
    Species H. nipponicus
    Species H. nobilis
    Species H. obscurus
    Species H. pacificus
    Species H. pallaresae
    Species H. parachelifer
    Species H. piriei
    Species H. ponticus
    Species H. poppei
    Species H. pulex
    Species H. pulvinatus
    Species H. purpureus
    Species H. robustus
    Species H. sacer
    Species H. simplex
    Species H. sparticus
    Species H. spinulosus
    Species H. staphilinus
    Species H. superflexus
    Species H. tenellus
    Species H. trisetosus
    Species H. virescens

Taxon Information

The Genus Harpacticus 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

  • Harpacticus, "One species reported from inland North America" (Reid & Williamson, 2010).
  • Harpacticus, New England coast [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Harpacticus, "Marine; coastal brackish, fresh waters" (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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