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  Family Laophontidae

Genus Onychocamptus

    Species O. mohammed -- midwestern North America.
    Species O. talipes -- North America.
    Species O. anomalus
    Species O. bengalensis
    Species O. besnardi
    Species O. fratrisaustralis
    Species O. heteropus
    Species O. krusensterni
    Species O. taifensis
    Species O. vitiospinulosa

Taxon Information

The Genus Onychocamptus 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

  • Onychocamptus, "A small, predominantly marine genus" (Reid & Williamson, 2010).
  • Onychocamptus, several species reported from fresh and inland saline waters [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Onychocamptus, "Marine; coastal and inland brackish, saline and 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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