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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Maxillopoda
Subclass: Copepoda
Order: Harpacticoida
Family: Parastenocarididae
Chappuis, 1933

Parastenocarididae is a family of copepods in the order Harpacticoida adapted to life in groundwater.[1] It contains the following genera:[2]


  1. ^ Vezio Cottarelli, Maria Cristina Bruno & Raffaella Berera (2010). "First record of Parastenocarididae from Thailand and description of a new genus (Copepoda: Harpacticoida)". Journal of Crustacean Biology. 30 (3): 478–494. doi:10.1651/09-3201.1.
  2. ^ T. Chad Walter & Rony Huys (2011). Walter TC, Boxshall G, eds. "Parastenocarididae". World of Copepods database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved June 28, 2012.

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