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

Sapphirina Thompson J., 1829

Rank: Genus
Taxon Status: accepted


Sapphirina angusta Dana, 1849
Sapphirina auronitens Claus, 1863
Sapphirina bicuspidata Giesbrecht, 1891
Sapphirina darwinii Haeckel, 1864
Sapphirina gastrica Giesbrecht, 1891
Sapphirina gemma Dana, 1852
Sapphirina granulosa Giesbrecht, 1891
Sapphirina intestinata Giesbrecht, 1891
Sapphirina iris Dana, 1849
Sapphirina lactens Giesbrecht, 1893
Sapphirina maculosa Giesbrecht, 1893
Sapphirina metallina Dana, 1849
Sapphirina nigromaculata Claus, 1863
Sapphirina opalina Dana, 1849
Sapphirina ovatolanceolata Dana, 1849
Sapphirina pyrosomatis Giesbrecht, 1893
Sapphirina sali Farran, 1929
Sapphirina scarlata Giesbrecht, 1891
Sapphirina sinuicauda Brady, 1883
Sapphirina stellata Giesbrecht, 1891
Sapphirina vorax Giesbrecht, 1891


original description

Thompson, J.V. (1829). On the Luminosity of the Ocean, with descriptions of some remarkable species of Luminous Animals (Pyrosoma pigmaea and Sapphirina indicator) and particularly of the four new genera, Nocticula, Cynthia, Lucifer and Podopsis, of the Shizopodae, in: Thompson, J.V. (1828-1834). Zoological Researches, and illustrations; or, natural history of nondescript or imperfectly known animals, in a series of memoirs, illustrated by numerous figures. pp. 37-61, plates V-VIII

basis of record

Boxshall, G. (2001). Copepoda (excl. 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. 252-268




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

External Links



Boxshall, G.; Walter, T. Chad (2014). Sapphirina Thompson J., 1829. 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:128722




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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