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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Maxillopoda
Subclass: Copepoda
Order: Cyclopoida
Family: Cyclopidae
Genus: Acanthocyclops
Kiefer, 1927

Acanthocyclops is a genus of copepod crustaceans in the family Cyclopidae.[1] It was originally described by Friedrich Kiefer as a subgenus of Cyclops,[2] and contains the following species:[1]


  1. ^ a b WoRMS (2010). T. C. Walter & G. Boxshall, ed. "Acanthocyclops Kiefer, 1927". World Copepoda database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved April 14, 2010. 
  2. ^ Mary D. Balcer, Nancy L. Korda & Stanley I. Dodson (1984). "Cyclopoid copepods". Zooplankton of the Great Lakes: a Guide to the Identification and Ecology of the Common Crustacean Species. University of Wisconsin Press. pp. 93–103. ISBN 978-0-299-09820-9.