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Cyclops bicuspidatus GLERL 1.jpg
Cyclops bicuspidatus
male (below) and egg-bearing female.
Scale bar is 1 millimetre.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Maxillopoda
Subclass: Copepoda
Order: Cyclopoida
Family: Cyclopidae
Rafinesque, 1815 [1]
  • Cyclopinae
  • Eucyclopinae

The Cyclopidae are a family of copepods containing more than half of the 1,200 species in the order Cyclopoida[2] in over 70 genera.


These genera are accepted as valid:[1]


  1. ^ a b T. Chad Walter & Geoff Boxshall (2011). Walter TC, Boxshall G, eds. "Cyclopidae". World of Copepods database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved September 2, 2011. 
  2. ^ F. Stoch (2009). "Checklist of the Italian Copepods: Cyclopoida". Retrieved April 7, 2009.