Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Species Ectocyclops rubescens Brady, 1904


Generic Combinations


Miscellaneous Literature Names




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

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)


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), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Central Ranges (CR), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Desert Uplands (DEU), 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), Wet Tropics (WT)

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Adult: aquatic, temporary pool.



Body depressed, rather robust (fig. 19); cephalothoracic segments not produced laterally; abdominal segments short and stout, posterior margin of the last segment pectinated, furcal segments not much longer than broad; principal tail-setse marginally aculeated, the innermost nearly equalling three-forths of the length of the body; ovisacs large and adpressed. Antenules (fig. 20) ten-jointed, much shorter than the first cephalothoracic segment, and rather densely setiferous; antennae (fig. 21) robust, anterior margin fringed towards the base with numerous short setae, penultimate joint with about six larger setae, terminal joint with several longer setae; on the posterior margin rising from the base of the second joint is a very long and stout ciliated appendage. Mandibles bearing a rudimentary palp consisting of three very small setae; maxillae (fig. 22) not much different from those of Cyclops; anterior and posterior maxillipeds (figs. 23, 24) small, stout, and indistinctly jointed, the marginal curved teeth of the anterior pair very robust; rami of the swimming-feet three-jointed (figs. 25, 26), fifth pair obsolete, represented only by three short plumose setae (fig.27). Colour of the posterior part of the body faint reddish-brown, the anterior part nearly colourless (in spirit specimens). Length 0.85mm.


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