Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory

<I>Calamoecia salina</I>, female, dorsal

Calamoecia salina, female, dorsal


Regional Maps

Family CENTROPAGIDAE Giesbrecht, 1892

Compiler and date details

15 May 2012 - Genefor Walker-Smith, Museum Victoria

30 June 2007 - Walker-Smith, G.K., Cook, K.N. & Chilton-Lahey, K.L.


Species of the family Centropagidae are plentiful in the marine water column plankton community, particularly in coastal waters. Centropagidae is the foremost freshwater calanoid family in Australasia and southern South America, with some species located on Subantarctic islands and in Antarctic lakes. There are 14 genera, and over 100 species. See Boxshall & Halsey (2004: 86) for more details as well as a key to the genera.


ID Keys

For a key to the genera see Boxshall & Halsey (2004).


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
26-Jul-2012 28-Aug-2014 MODIFIED
30-Mar-2010 MODIFIED