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

Euterpina acutifrons (Dana, 1847)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Original genus

Harpacticus Milne Edwards H., 1840

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

EuterpinaNorman, 1903accepted genus name

Species group names

Harpacticus acutifrons Dana, 1848 objective synonym


original description

Dana, J.D. 1848. Conspectus crustaceorum, in orbis terrarum circumnavigatione, Caroli Wilkes, e classe Reipublicae foederatae duce, collectorum auctore. Pars 1. Crustacea Copepoda. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1:149-155 (4.v.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

Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp.

additional source

Ices Zooplankton sheet n° 32:Copepoda

additional source

Revis, N. & E.N. Okemwa (1988). Additional records of species of copepods and their distribution in the coastal and inshore waters of Kenya. Kenya Journal of Sciences Series B 9: 123 - 127.

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

Suárez-Morales, E., J. W. Fleeger, and P. A. Montagna. 2009. Free-Living Copepoda (Crustacea) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 841–869 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Statio





External Links

USNM Invertebrate Zoology Copepod Collection
Biodiversity Heritage Library (32 publications)
Barcode of Life (4 barcodes)
GenBank (6 nucleotides; 0 proteins)


WoRMS (2014). Euterpina acutifrons (Dana, 1847). 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:116162

Drs. Danielle Defaye. Euterpina acutifrons (Dana, 1848). Accessed through: Fauna Europaea at http://www.faunaeur.org/full_results.php?id=238392




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marine, brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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