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Leptodiaptomus sicilis (Forbes S.A., 1882)
Family: Diaptomidae

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Distribution of Leptodiaptomus sicilis in British Columbia
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Leptodiaptomus sicilis is found across Canada from the east to west coast, and within the USA (Alaska, northern states south to California, Arizona, Missouri, Virginia) (Reid and Williamson, 2010). It has been collected from both southern and northern BC (Sandercock & Scudder, 1994).

This species is found in freshwater and saline lakes (Wilson, 1959).

Note Author: Ian Gardiner

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
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Synonyms and Alternate Names

Diaptomus imperfectus Forbes S.A., 1890
Diaptomus pallidus sicilis Forbes S.A., 1882
Diaptomus sicilis Forbes S.A., 1882
Diaptomus sicilis imperfectus Forbes S.A., 1891
Leptodiaptomus pallidus sicilis (Forbes S.A., 1882)

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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 Unpublished manuscript.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

Wilson, M. S. 1959. Free-living Copepoda: Calanoida. In: Edmondson, W.T. (Ed). Freshwater Biology. Wiley, New York: 738-794.

General References

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