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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Maxillopoda
Subclass: Copepoda
Order: Harpacticoida
Family: Darcythompsoniidae
Genus: Leptocaris
T. Scott, 1899

Leptocaris is a genus of copepods in the family Darcythompsoniidae. One species, the Mexican endemic L. stromatolicolus, is included on the IUCN Red List as a vulnerable species.[1] The genus contains the following species:[2]


  1. ^ J. W. Reid (1996). "Leptocaris stromatolicolus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved October 10, 2010. 
  2. ^ T. Chad Walter & Rony Huys (2009). T. C. Walter & G. Boxshall, ed. "Leptocaris Scott T., 1899". World Copepoda database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved April 14, 2010. 
  3. ^ Sung Joon Song, Hans-Uwe Dahms & Jong Seong Khim (2012). "A review of Leptocaris including a description of L. ryukyuensis sp. nov. (Copepoda: Harpacticoida: Darcythompsoniidae)". Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom (in press): 1–9. doi:10.1017/S0025315411001949.