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

Caligus bonito Wilson C.B., 1905

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

CaligusO.F. Müller, 1785accepted genus name
Pseudocaligus Scott A., 1901 synonym


original description

Wilson, C.B.. 1905. North American parasitic copepods belonging to the family Caligidae. Part 1.- The Caliginae. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 28(1404):479-672, pls. 5-29. (23-vi-1905).

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

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.





External Links

USNM Invertebrate Zoology Copepod Collection
Biodiversity Heritage Library (16 publications)


Walter, T. Chad; Boxshall, G. (2014). Caligus bonito Wilson C.B., 1905. 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:135745




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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