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

Caligus O.F. Müller, 1785

Rank: Genus
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

Pseudocaligus Scott A., 1901 synonym


Caligus affinis Heller, 1866
Caligus apodus (Brian, 1924)
Caligus belones Krøyer, 1863
Caligus biaculeatus Brian, 1914
Caligus bonito Wilson C.B., 1905
Caligus brevicaudatus A. Scott, 1901
Caligus brevipedis Bassett-Smith, 1896
Caligus centrodonti Baird, 1850
Caligus coryphaenae Steenstrup & Lütken, 1861
Caligus curtus O. F. Müller, 1785
Caligus dakari Beneden, 1892
Caligus deformis Brian, 1924
Caligus diaphanus Nordmann, 1832
Caligus dicentrarchi Cabral & Raibaut, 1986
Caligus dieuzeidei Brian, 1933
Caligus elongatus Nordmann, 1832
Caligus guerini Guiart, 1913
Caligus gurnardi Krøyer, 1863
Caligus hyalinus Czerniavski, 1868
Caligus labracis T. Scott, 1902
Caligus lacustris Steenstrup & Lütken, 1861
Caligus lichiae Brian, 1906
Caligus ligusticus Brian, 1906
Caligus minimus Otto, 1821
Caligus pagelli Delamare Deboutteville & Nunes-Ruivo, 1958
Caligus pageti Russell, 1925
Caligus pelamydis Krøyer, 1863
Caligus productus Dana, 1852
Caligus robustus Bassett-Smith, 1898
Caligus vexator Heller, 1865
Caligus zei Norman & Scott T., 1906


original description

Müller, O.F.. 1785. Entomostraca seu Insecta Testacea, quae in aquis Daniae et Norvegiae reperit, descripsit et iconibus illustravit Otho Fridericus Müller. F.W. Thiele, Lipsiae & Havniae 1-134, index, pls. 1-21.

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

additional source

Costello, M.J.; Emblow, C.; White, R. (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. Muséum national d'Histoire Naturelle: Paris, France. ISBN 2-85653-538-0. 463 pp.

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.




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

External Links



Boxshall, G. (2014). Caligus O.F. Müller, 1785. 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:135566

Dr Geoffrey Boxshall. Caligus Muller, 1785. Accessed through: Fauna Europaea at http://www.faunaeur.org/full_results.php?id=192745




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