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For other uses, see Calanus (disambiguation).
Calanus helgolandicus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Maxillopoda
Subclass: Copepoda
Order: Calanoida
Family: Calanidae
Genus: Calanus
Leach, 1819
Synonyms [1]
  • Cetochilus Roussel de Vauzeme, 1834
  • Daphinia Rafinesque, 1817
  • Diarthropus Brady, 1918

Calanus is a genus of marine copepod in the family Calanidae (Order Calanoida). The genus was split in 1974, with some species being placed in a new genus, Neocalanus. The following species are recognised:[1]


  1. ^ a b T. Chad Walter & Geoff Boxshall (2011). T. Chad Walter & Geoff Boxshall, ed. "Calanus". World Copepoda database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved February 26, 2011. 

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