Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Arthropoda > Subphylum Crustacea > Class Maxillopoda > Subclass Copepoda > Infraclass Neocopepoda > Superorder Podoplea > Order Harpacticoida > Family Harpacticidae

Harpacticus Milne Edwards H., 1840

Rank: Genus
Taxon Status: accepted


Harpacticus aegialobates Monard, 1926
Harpacticus alevtinae Chislenko, 1977
Harpacticus chelifer (O.F. Müller, 1776)
Harpacticus compsonyx Monard, 1926
Harpacticus flexulosus Ceccherelli, 1988
Harpacticus flexus Brady & Robertson D., 1873
Harpacticus giesbrechti Klie, 1927
Harpacticus littoralis Sars G.O., 1910
Harpacticus longiantennata Apostolov & Petkovski, 1980
Harpacticus macrodactylus Fischer, 1860
Harpacticus nicaeensis Claus, 1866
Harpacticus obscurus Scott T., 1895
Harpacticus pallaresae Wells, 2007
Harpacticus ponticus Marcus, 1967
Harpacticus pulvinatus Brady, 1910
Harpacticus tenellus Sars G.O., 1920
Harpacticus trisetosus Lang, 1948
Harpacticus virescens Dana, 1847


basis of record

Huys, R. (2001). Copepoda - Harpacticoida, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 268-280

additional source

Webber, W.R.; Fenwick, G.D.; Bradford-Grieve, J.M.; Eagar S.G.; Buckeridge, J.S.; Poore, G.C.B.; Dawson, E.W.; Watling, L.; Jones, J.B.; Wells, J.B.J.; Bruce, N.L.; Ahyong, S.T.; Larsen, K.; Chapman, M.A.; Olesen, J.; Ho, J.; Green, J.D.; Shiel, R.J.; Rocha, C.E.F.; Lörz, A.; Bird, G.J.; Charleston, W.A. (2010). Phylum Arthropoda Subphylum Crustacea: shrimps, crabs, lobsters, barnacles, slaters, and kin, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2010). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 2. Kingdom Animalia: Chaetognatha, Ecdysozoa, Ichnofossils. pp. 98-232.

additional source

Bodin, P. (1997). Catalogue of the new marine harpacticoid copepods. 1997 edition. Studiedocumenten van het K.B.I.N. = Documents de Travail de l'I.R.Sc.N.B., 89. Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen: Brussels, Belgium. 304 pp.

additional source

Milne Edwards, H. 1840. Ordre des Copepodes. In: Histoire naturelle des Crustaces, comprenant l'anatomie, la physiologie et la classification de ces animaux. Par M. Milne Edwards. 3: 411-529, pls. 37-40.




3x5 C.B. Wilson Taxonomic Card - Harpacticus
3x5 J.S. Ho Taxonomic Card - Harpacticus

External Links



Walter, T. Chad (2014). Harpacticus Milne Edwards H., 1840. In: Walter, T.C. & Boxshall, G. (2014). World of Copepods database. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:115349

Drs. Danielle Defaye. Harpacticus Milne Edwards, 1840. Accessed through: Fauna Europaea at http://www.faunaeur.org/full_results.php?id=238226




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