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

Caligus curtus O. F. Müller, 1785

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

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

Brunel, P., Bosse, L. & Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126. 405 p.

additional source

Hogans, W.E. 1993. Guide to common external parasites of fishes of the Canadian Atlantic: I. Crustacea: Isopoda, Amphipoda, Brachiura & Copepoda. ARC Species ID Leaflet #93-01-INV.

additional source

ITIS database





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (124 publications)
GenBank (4 nucleotides; 1 proteins)
Barcode of Life (1 barcode)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Copepod Collection


Ho, J.; Walter, T. Chad; Boxshall, G. (2014). Caligus curtus 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:135749




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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