Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory




Regional Maps

Subclass COPEPODA H. Milne Edwards, 1840

Compiler and date details

15 May 2012 - Genefor Walker-Smith, Museum Victoria

30 June 2007 - Genefor Walker-Smith, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania, Kaseen Cook and Katrinna Chilton-Lahey, The University of Tasmania


This checklist includes all valid copepod species recorded from Australia, which were known to the author at the time of publication (Feb. 2012). The checklist contains 692 species in 284 genera and 92 families. The Harpacticoida component of this checklist contains 183 valid species in 87 genera and 28 families. If you are aware of any species missing from this list of Australian species, please contact GWS ( or ABRS ( .


I would like to thank the ABRS for funding this project.

Database Notes

The classification adopted here follows that of:
1. Walter, T.C. & G.A. Boxshall (2008).
2. Karanovic, T. (2008).


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 26-Jul-2012 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)