Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

Genus Eucyclops Claus, 1893



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

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • New South Wales: Murray-Darling basin, SE coastal
    • Northern Territory: Lake Eyre basin, N Gulf, N coastal, W plateau
    • Queensland: Bulloo River basin, Lake Eyre basin, Murray-Darling basin, N Gulf, NE coastal
    • South Australia: Lake Eyre basin, Murray-Darling basin, S Gulfs, SE coastal
    • Tasmania
    • Victoria: SE coastal
    • Western Australia: SW coastal, W plateau

Oriental Region

  • Indonesia
    • Java
    • Sumatra


Prospme slightly flattened dorsoventrally. Last 2 prosomal somites conspicuously produced posterolaterally. 1st urosomal somite wider than genital somite, laterally produced, bearing dorsoleterally a series of 20-30 short setae. CR usually with longitudinal row of (very rarely 11-segmented); sometimes bearing narrow hyaline membrane or denticles on distal segments. A2 4-segmented. Mxp with largest of 3 setae of terminal segment confluent with that segment (see Fig. 5e). P1-4 with both rami 3-segmented. medial lobe of basis of P1-4 conically produced distally; that of P1 bearing a seta; those of P2-4 terminating in an acute spur. Spine forula 3443; complete armature of swimming legs as follows (see page 657 of Morton, 1990). P4Ri3 with 2 terminal spines; P4Ri3 with proximal inner seta situated 1/3 of way along segment and distal inner seta situated 2/3 of way along segment. P5 1-segmented, rectangular, with conically exserted tip, bearing 3 elements: spine on inner edge and two setae (one situated apically and one on outer edge). Type species: Cyclops serrulatus Fischer 1851. - From Morton, 1990.


ID Keys

Key to species: Morton 1990: 658.


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
12-Feb-2010 (import)