Common name: copepod
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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).
Hydrologic Unit Codes (HUCs) Explained
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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 Arctodiaptomus dorsalis are found here.
Table last updated 6/12/2021
† Populations may not be currently present.
References: (click for full references)
Revision Date: 8/27/2015
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.
U.S. Geological Survey, 2021, Arctodiaptomus dorsalis (Marsh, 1907): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=2898, Revision Date: 8/27/2015, Access Date: 6/12/2021
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