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

Ameiridae Boeck, 1865

Rank: Family
Taxon Status: accepted


Ameira Boeck, 1865
Ameiropsis Sars G.O., 1907
Ameiropsyllus Huys, 2009
Anoplosomella Strand, 1929
Biameiropsis Karanovic, 2006
Filexilia Conroy-Dalton & Huys, 1997
Haifameira Por, 1964
Leptameira Huys, 2009
Leptomesochra Sars G.O., 1911
Limameira Soyer, 1975
Malacopsyllus Sars G.O., 1911
Nitokra Boeck, 1865
Parapseudoleptomesochra Lang, 1965
Parevansula Guille & Soyer, 1966
Praeleptomesochra Lang, 1965
Proameira Lang, 1944
Psammameira Noodt, 1952
Pseudameira Sars G.O., 1911
Pseudoleptomesochrella Lang, 1965
Psyllocamptus Scott T., 1899
Sarsameira Wilson C.B., 1924
Sicameira Klie, 1950
Stenocopia Sars G.O., 1907


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

Martin, J.W.; Davis, G.E. (2001). An updated classification of the recent Crustacea. Science Series, 39. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: Los Angeles, CA (USA). vii, 123 pp.

additional source

Bodin, P. (1997). Catalogue of the new marine harpacticoid copepods. 1997 edition. Studiedocumenten van het K.B.I.N. = Documents de Travail de l'I.R.Sc.N.B., 89. Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen: Brussels, Belgium. 304 pp.



External Links



Boxshall, G. (2014). Ameiridae Boeck, 1865. 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:115135




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