Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Genus Ectocyclops Brady, 1904



New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

Note that conversion of the original AFD map of states, drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones to IBRA and IMCRA regions may have produced errors. The new maps will be reviewed and corrected as updates occur. The maps may not indicate the entire distribution. See further details below.
IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)
drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones (map not available)


NSW: Broken Hill Complex (BHC), Cobar Peneplain (CP) ; NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic: Australian Alps (AA), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Ben Lomond (BEL), Burt Plain (BRT), Channel Country (CHC), Desert Uplands (DEU), Wet Tropics (WT) ; NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic, WA: Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Central Ranges (CR), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Davenport Murchison Ranges (DMR), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Finke (FIN), Flinders (FLI), Great Sandy Desert (GSD), Gulf Plains (GUP), King (KIN), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Mitchell Grass Downs (MGD), Mount Isa Inlier (MII), Naracoorte Coastal Plain (NCP), NSW North Coast (NNC), NSW South Western Slopes (NSS), Riverina (RIV), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Coastal Plain (SCP), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields (SSD), Stony Plains (STP), Sturt Plateau (STU), Tanami (TAN), Tasmanian Central Highlands (TCH), Tasmanian Northern Midlands (TNM), Tasmanian Northern Slopes (TNS), Tasmanian South East (TSE), Tasmanian Southern Ranges (TSR), Tasmanian West (TWE), Victorian Midlands (VM), Victorian Volcanic Plain (VVP) ; NSW, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic, WA: Daly Basin (DAB), Darwin Coastal (DAC), Dampierland (DL), Darling Riverine Plains (DRP), Esperance Plains (ESP), Eyre Yorke Block (EYB), Flinders Lofty Block (FLB), Gascoyne (GAS), Gawler (GAW), Gibson Desert (GD), Gulf Fall and Uplands (GFU), Geraldton Sandplains (GS), Gulf Coastal (GUC), Great Victoria Desert (GVD), Hampton (HAM), Jarrah Forest (JF), Kanmantoo (KAN), Little Sandy Desert (LSD), MacDonnell Ranges (MAC), Mallee (MAL), Mulga Lands (ML), Murchison (MUR), Nandewar (NAN), New England Tablelands (NET), Northern Kimberley (NK), Nullarbor (NUL), Ord Victoria Plain (OVP), Pine Creek (PCK), Pilbara (PIL), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Tiwi Cobourg (TIW), Victoria Bonaparte (VB), Warren (WAR)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • New South Wales: SE coastal
    • Northern Territory: W plateau
    • Queensland: N Gulf, NE coastal
    • South Australia: Lake Eyre basin
    • Tasmania
    • Victoria

Palaearctic Region

  • United Kingdom
    • England


Body strongly depressed dorsoventrally, without marked constriction between prosome and urosome. CR short, no more than about 3 times as long as wide, frequently heavily ornamented with rows of spinules. A1 of female short, 8-11 segments. A2 with all 4 segments short and stout. Mx short and compressed, with row of large spinules along border between coxa and basis and another transverse row on ventral surface of precoxa. Mxp 3-segmented due to fusion of last 2 segments; 2 largest of 4 setae on terminal segment confluent with that segment (see Fig. 7g). P1-4 with both rami 3-segmented; coxa and basis of P1 bearing strong, thick seta; those pf P2-4 wide and evenly curved, sometimes partially bilobed. Seta at medial corner of coxa long on P1, short on P2-4. In all swimming legs, Ri1 and Ri2 without spiniform process on outer distal corner. P1Ri2 with one seta, P2-4 with 2 setae on this segment. P4Ri3 with 2 terminal spines. Spine formula 3443; complete armature of swimming legs as follows: (see Morton 1990: 670) P5 without distinctly articulated segment, reprsented only by 3 elements arising directly from 1st urosomal somite.


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