Common name: Asian copepod
Synonyms and Other Names: Oithona (Limnoithona) sinensis
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Identification: See Ferrari and Orsi (1984).
Native Range: Uncertain. It has only been collected in two other locations worldwide, the Yangtze River in China and the Amazon River in South America (Ferrari and Orsi 1984).
Interactive maps: Point Distribution Maps
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Table 1. States with nonindigenous occurrences, the earliest and latest observations in each state, and the tally and names of HUCs with observations†. Names and dates are hyperlinked to their relevant specimen records. The list of references for all nonindigenous occurrences of Limnoithona sinensis are found here.
Table last updated 5/25/2018
† Populations may not be currently present.
References: (click for full references)
Revision Date: 8/27/2015
Ferrari, F.D., and J. Orsi. 1984. Oithona davisae, new species, and Limnoithona sinensis (Burkhardt, 1912) (Copepoda: Oithonidae) from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Estuary, California. Journal of Crustacean Biology 4(1):106-126.
U.S. Geological Survey, 2018, Limnoithona sinensis (Burckhardt 1912): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=171, Revision Date: 8/27/2015, Access Date: 7/17/2018
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