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Aglaodiaptomus leptopus (S. A. Forbes, 1882)
Family: Diaptomidae


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Distribution of Aglaodiaptomus leptopus in British Columbia in British Columbia


Aglaodiaptomus leptopus is widespread in Canada and the USA (eastern Alaska, and south to Arizona in the west and Virginia in the east) (Reid and Williamson, 2010). It has been collected extensively in southern British Columbia, and from a few locations in the north (Sandercock & Scudder, 1994).

This species is found in lakes, permanent ponds, sloughs, and bog pools (Reid and Williamson, 2010).

Note Author: Ian Gardiner

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)

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Species References

Reid, J. W. & C. E Williamson 2010. Copepoda. In: Thorp, J. H. & A. P Covich (Eds.). Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates. Academic Press, New York: 829-899.

Sandercock, G. A. & G. G. E. Scudder 1994. An Introduction and Key to the Freshwater Calanoid Copepods (Crustacea) of British Columbia. Dept of Zoology, University of British Columbia. Unpublished manuscript. Available at http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hts/risc/o_docs/aquatic/calanoid/assets/final.pdf

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