Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory

<I>Psammocyclops excellens</I>

Psammocyclops excellens


Regional Maps

Family CYCLOPIDAE Rafinesque, 1815

Compiler and date details

15 May 2012 - Genefor Walker-Smith, Museum Victoria

30 June 2007 - Walker-Smith, G.K., Cook, K.N. & Chilton-Lahey, K.L.


The Cyclopidae is a diverse and abundant copepod family, with a cosmopolitan distribution in fresh water. Species have been recorded from a variety of habitats including subterranean groundwater, lakes, caves, damp moss and leaf litter. The family There are 59 genera, and approximately 760 species. See Boxshall & Halsey (2004: 498) for more details as well as a key to the genera.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
26-Jul-2012 26-Jul-2012 MODIFIED
30-Mar-2010 MODIFIED