Ecology: This copepod is found in freshwater to oligohaline lakes, streams, and wetlands (Hribar and Reid, 2008).
Reproduction is sexual with 6 nauplius and 5 copepodid stages to adulthood, females can carry several egg sacs containing 8–36 eggs total, generation time is about 3–4 weeks, and continuous reproduction is year round (Karaytug and Boxshall, 1998).
References: (click for full references)
Hribar, L.J., and Reid, J.W., 2008, New records of copepods (Crustacea) from the Florida Keys: Southeastern Naturalist, v. 7, no. 2, p. 219—228.
Karaytug, S., and Boxshall, G.A. 1998. Partial revision of Paracyclops Claus, 1893 (Copepoda, Cyclopoida, Cyclopidae) with descriptions of four new species. Bulletin of the Natural History Museum of London (Zoology) 64:111—205.
Micieli, M.V., Garcia, J.J., and Becnel, J.J., 2000, Life cycle and description of Amblyospora camposi n. sp. (Microsproidia: Amblyosporidae) in the mosquito Culex renatoi (Diptera, Cluicidae) and copepod Paracyclops fimbriatus fimbriatus (Copepoda, Cyclopidae): Journal of Eukaryot Microbiology, v. 47, no. 6, p. 575-580.
Reid, J.W., and Hribar, L.J. 2006. Records of some Copepoda (Crustacea) from the Florida Keys. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of Philadelphia 155:1—7.
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