Arctodiaptomus dorsalis
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Arctodiaptomus dorsalis (Marsh, 1907)

Common name: copepod

Taxonomy: available through www.itis.govITIS logo

Native Range: Freshwater environments from the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea regions, and from the southern United States to Central America and northern South America (Papa et al. 2012).

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Nonindigenous Occurrences: Found in a pond at Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens in the District of Columbia (Reid 2007).

References: (click for full references)

Papa, R.D.S., H. Li, D.T. Tordesillas, B. Han, and H.J. Dumont. 2012. Massive invasion of Arctodiaptomus dorsalis (Copepoda, Calanoida, Diaptomidae) in Philippine lakes: a threat to Asian zooplankton biodiversity? Biological Invasions 14:2471-2478.

Reid, J.W. 2007. Arctodiaptomus dorsalis (Marsh): a case history of copepod dispersal. Banisteria 30:3-18.

Revision Date: 8/27/2015

Citation Information:
U.S. Geological Survey, 2018, Arctodiaptomus dorsalis (Marsh, 1907): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL,, Revision Date: 8/27/2015, Access Date: 1/19/2018

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2018]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [1/19/2018].

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