SCAR Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean -Harpacticoida (Crustacea: Copepoda)

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This dataset represents a literature study on the distribution of harpacticoida in Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic waters. Dataset supplied in the framework of the SCAR Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean (BASO). The Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean is a collection of representative maps and syntheses on the distribution of the Southern Ocean organisms, providing a general overview of the biogeography of the Southern Ocean (s.l.) and a benchmark of current biogeographic knowledge at the end of the Census of Antarctic Marine Life. This updates the well-known and useful but largely outdated biogeographic Folios of the Antarctic Map Folio Series (American Geographical Society).

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Harpacticoida; SCAR-MARBIN; CAML; BASO; Occurrence


Kai George
  • Originator
Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg
Südstrand 44
D-26382 Wilhelmshaven
Lower Saxony
Anton Van de Putte
  • Point Of Contact
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Rue Vautier 29
1000 Brussels
Anton Van de Putte
  • Point Of Contact
Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg
Südstrand 44
D-26382 Wilhelmshaven
Lower Saxony

Geographic Coverage

Southern Ocean and sub-Antarctic region

Bounding Coordinates South West [-82.375, -168.625], North East [-41.567, 169.176]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Phylum Arthropoda
Class Maxillopoda
Order Harpacticoida
Family Ameiridae, Ancorabolidae, Arenopontiidae, Argestidae, Canthocamptidae, Cletodidae, Cylindropsyllidae, Dactylopusiidae, Ectinosomatidae, Harpacticidae, Harpacticoida incertae sedis, Idyanthidae, Laophontidae, Leptastacidae, Leptopontiidae, Longipediidae, Miraciidae, Nannopodidae, Neobradyidae, Normanellidae, Orthopsyllidae, Paramesochridae, Parastenheliidae, Peltidiidae, Porcellidiidae, Pseudotachidiidae, Superornatiremidae, Tegastidae, Tetragonicipitidae, Thalestridae, Tisbidae, Zosimeidae
Genus Afrolaophonte, Algensiella, Alteutha, Ameira, Amenophia, Amonardia, Amphiascoides, Amphiascopsis, Amphiascus, Ancorabolus, Antarcticobradya, Antiboreodiosaccus, Archilaophonte, Arenopontia, Arenosetella, Austrocletodes, Bradya, Breviconia, Bulbamphiascus, Calypsophontodes, Chilaophonte, Cletodes, Cornylaophonte, Dactylopina, Dactylopusia, Dendropsyllus, Diarthrodella, Diarthrodes, Diosaccus, Drescheriella, Ectinosoma, Emertonia, Enhydrosoma, Enhydrosomella, Esola, Eupelte, Eurycletodes, Fultonia, Gideonia, Halophytophilus, Haloschizopera, Harpacticus, Hastigerella, Heterolaophonte, Idomene, Idyanthe, Idyella, Idyellopsis, Isthmiocaris, Laophonte, Laophontisochra, Laophontodes, Leptopsyllus, Lineosoma, Longipedia, Mesochra, Mesocletodes, Metamphiascopsis, Microsetella, Mielkiella, Neopeltopsis, Nitokra, Normanella, Notopontia, Orthopsyllus, Paradactylopodia, Paralaophonte, Paramphiascella, Parastenhelia, Parategastes, Parathalestris, Paronychocamptus, Perissocope, Phycolaophonte, Phyllopodopsyllus, Porcellidium, Proameira, Psammoleptomesochra, Psammopsyllus, Pseudameira, Pseudoameiropsis, Pseudobradya, Pseudomesochra, Pseudotachidius, Pseudozosime, Psyllocamptus, Rhynchothalestris, Robertgurneya, Rosacletodes, Rossopsyllus, Sacodiscus, Schizopera, Scottopsyllus, Scutellidium, Selenopsyllus, Sextonis, Stenhelia, Stenocaris, Stenocopia, Stylicletodes, Tachidiella, Tapholaophontodes, Tegastes, Tetanopsis, Thalestris, Tigriopus, Tisbe, Touphapleura, Typhlamphiascus, Weddellaophonte, Zaus, Zausopsis
Subgenus Oligocletodes
Species Afrolaophonte chilensis, Algensiella boitanii, Algensiella laurenceae, Alteutha depressa, Alteutha dubia, Alteutha oblonga, Alteutha polarsternae, Alteutha signata, Alteutha trisetosa, Ameira simulans, Amenophia ovalis, Amenophia tenuicornis, Amonardia perturbata, Amphiascoides bulbiseta, Amphiascoides proximus, Amphiascoides subdebilis, Amphiascopsis cinctus, Amphiascus glacialis, Amphiascus minutus, Amphiascus mucronatus, Amphiascus southgeorgiensis, Ancorabolus ilvae, Antarcticobradya tenuis, Antiboreodiosaccus crassus, Archesola longiremis, Archilaophonte maxima, Arenosetella germanica germanica, Austrocletodes tricomatosum, Bradya proxima, Breviconia australis, Breviconia echinata, Bulbamphiascus cibimae, Calypsophontodes latissima, Calypsophontodes macropodia, Chilaophonte concepcionensis, Cletodes latirostris, Cornylaophonte pleisteri, Coullia insularis, Dactylopina villosa, Dactylopusia crassicornis, Dactylopusia frigida, Dactylopusia pectenis, Dactylopusia spinipes, Dactylopusia tisboides, Dendropsyllus antarcticus, Dendropsyllus magellanicus, Diarthrodella chilensis, Diarthrodes campbelliensis, Diarthrodes cystoecus, Diarthrodes imbricatus, Diarthrodes intermedius, Diarthrodes lilacinus, Diarthrodes nanus, Diarthrodes nobilis, Diarthrodes parvulus, Diarthrodes pusillus, Diarthrodes tumidus, Diosaccus sordidus, Drescheriella glacialis, Drescheriella racovitzai, Ectinosoma gracilicorne, Ectinosoma melaniceps, Ectinosoma scotti, Emertonia andeep, Emertonia chilensis, Enhydrosoma hopkinsi, Enhydrosoma littorale, Enhydrosomella kuehnemanni, Eupelte villosa, Eurycletodes (Oligocletodes) abyssi, Eurycletodes (Oligocletodes) monardi, Eurycletodes (Oligocletodes) oblongus, Fultonia bougisi, Fultonia sarsi, Gideonia noncavernicola, Glabrotelson antarcticum, Halophytophilus fusiformis, Haloschizopera abyssi, Haloschizopera exigua, Harpacticus falklandi, Harpacticus furcatus furcatus, Harpacticus furcatus patagonicus, Harpacticus furcifer, Harpacticus gracilis, Harpacticus obscurus, Harpacticus pulvinatus, Harpacticus robustus, Heterolaophonte australis, Heterolaophonte campbelliensis, Heterolaophonte exigua, Heterolaophonte insignis, Heterolaophonte pauciseta, Heterolaophonte rottenburgi, Heterolaophonte tenuispina, Heteronychocamptus connexus, Idyanthe tenella, Idyella australis, Idyella tenuis, Idyellopsis typica, Isthmiocaris longitelson, Laophonte cornuta, Laophonte dinocerata, Laophonte elongata barbata, Laophonte euxiniphila, Laophonte glacialis, Laophonte hirsutus, Laophonte parvula, Laophonte varians, Laophonte wiltoni, Laophontisochra maryamae, Laophontodes antarcticus, Laophontodes armatus, Laophontodes hamatus, Laophontodes macclintocki, Laophontodes propinquus, Laophontodes psammophilus, Laophontodes spongiosus, Laophontodes typicus, Laophontodes whitsoni, Leptopsyllus dubatyi, Longipedia scotti, Mesochra flava, Mesochra nana, Mesochra pallaresae, Mesocletodes abyssicola, Mesocletodes soyeri, Metamphiascopsis monardi, Microsetella norvegica, Mielkiella spinulosa, Navalonia kerguelenensis, Neoleptastacus pacificus, Neoleptastacus spicatus, Neopeltopsis hicksi, Nitokra australis, Nitokra blochi, Nitokra delaruei, Nitokra gracilimana, Nitokra typica typica, Noodtiella chilensis, Normanella incerta, Normanella minuta, Notopontia stephanieae, Orthopsyllus linearis linearis, Paradactylopodia brevicornis, Paradactylopodia latipes, Paradactylopodia simillima, Paralaophonte gracilipes, Paralaophonte meinerti, Paramphiascella austroatlantica, Parastenhelia costata, Parastenhelia gracilis, Parastenhelia minuta, Parastenhelia spinosa spinosa, Parastenhelia tenuis, Parategastes sphaericus, Parathalestris affinis, Parathalestris coatsi, Parathalestris ganio, Parathalestris paraharpactoides, Parathalestris patagonica, Parathalestris perplexa, Parathalestris similis, Perissocope litoralis, Perissocope typicus, Phyllopodopsyllus mossmani, Phyllopodopsyllus mossmani chiloensis, Phyllopodopsyllus paramossmani, Porcellidium charcoti, Porcellidium rubrum, Proameira hiddensoensis, Proameira thetiensis, Psammoleptomesochra australis, Psammopsyllus tridentatus, Pseudameira signyensis, Pseudoameiropsis argentinus, Pseudobradya proxima, Pseudomesochra crispata, Pseudomesochra gertwilleni, Pseudomesochra longifurcata, Pseudomesochra meridianensis, Pseudotachidius jubanyensis, Pseudotachidius minimus, Pseudozosime browni, Psyllocamptus, Psyllocamptus fuegiensis, Rhynchothalestris campbelliensis, Rhynchothalestris tenuicornis, Robertgurneya falklandiensis, Rosacletodes kuehnemanni, Rossopsyllus kerguelenensis, Sacodiscus australis, Sarsamphiascus gracilis, Sarsamphiascus hirtus, Sarsamphiascus varians, Schizopera bradyi, Schizopera chiloensis, Schizopera nichollsi, Scutellidium antarcticum, Scutellidium australe, Scutellidium deseadensis, Scutellidium digitatum, Scutellidium idyoides, Scutellidium lenticulare, Scutellidium longicauda longicauda, Scutellidium major, Scutellidium plumosum, Scutellidium ringueleti, Scutellidium sarsi, Selenopsyllus antarcticus, Selenopsyllus dahmsi, Sextonis laminaserratus, Stenhelia glacialis, Stenocopia antarctica, Stylicletodes longicaudatus, Stylicletodes oligochaeta, Tachidiella minuta, Tapholaophontodes remotus, Tapholaophontodes rollandi, Tegastes coriaceus, Tegastes fernandici, Tegastes frigidus, Tetanopsis typicus, Thalestris sordida, Tigriopus californicus, Tigriopus crozettensis, Tigriopus kerguelenensis, Tisbe armata, Tisbe austrina, Tisbe debilis, Tisbe gracilis, Tisbe gurneyi, Tisbe prolata, Tisbe spinulosa, Tisbe tenuimana, Tisbe varians, Touphapleura schminkei, Typhlamphiascus pectinifer, Weddellaophonte anyae, Wellsopsyllus (Scottopsyllus) praecipuus, Xouthous antarctica, Xouthous australis, Xouthous cookensis, Xouthous ferrieri, Xouthous intermedia, Xouthous pusillus, Zaus abbreviatus, Zaus goodsiri, Zaus spinatus spinatus, Zausopsis kerguelensis, Zausopsis mirabilis
Subspecies Harpacticus furcatus patagonicus, Laophonte elongata barbata, Laophonte cornuta, Phyllopodopsyllus mossmani chiloensis

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1874-01-01 / 2007-01-01

Project Data

The “Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean” is a legacy of the International Polar Year 2007-2009 ( and of the Census of Marine Life 2000-2010 (, contributed by the Census of Antarctic Marine Life ( and the SCAR Marine Biodiversity Information Network (; The “Biogeographic Atlas” is a contribution to the SCAR programmes Ant-ECO (State of the Antarctic Ecosystem) and AnT-ERA (Antarctic Thresholds- Ecosystem Resilience and Adaptation) ( The Census of Marine Life, was an ambitious ten-year long international project that was to examine the world’s oceans and log the occurrence and demise of marine species. Its principal objective was to assess the state of marine biodiversity at the start of the 21st century to enable predictions to be made about what species might inhabit oceans in the future. By supporting scientific coordination, rather than putting ships in the water, the Foundation leveraged over USD 650 million in total outlays. The Census ran until a final meeting in October 2010 in the Royal Society in London at which outcomes from the six ocean realms under study were presented. In total, some 2700 scientists from 80 nations participated in the Census, undertaking 540 research expeditions and producing over 2600 publications. The ocean realm “Ice Ocean; Arctic and Antarctic” was the responsibility of two projects – Arctic Ocean Diversity (ArcOD) for the north of the globe, and the Census of Antarctic Marine Life (CAML) for the south. Both projects worked closely together and engaged in a number of joint initiatives. CAML started its activities mid-way through the Census, in 2005, following a deci- sion to hold a third International Polar Year (IPY) in 2007–2009. The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) accepted a proposal from its Life Sciences committee that CAML should go ahead as one of fifteen biological projects to be undertaken in Antarctica during the IPY; in the event CAML turned out to be the largest of them. A key element in CAML’s success as a project was its close association with SCAR’s Marine Biodiversity Information Network (SCAR-MarBIN, www., a data portal initiated by the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences in Brussels, implemented by the Belgian Biodiversity Platform and supported financially by the Belgian Science Policy Office. It was accepted by SCAR as the main repository for marine biodiversity data in 2005. SCAR- MarBIN became CAML’s database.

Title SCAR Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean
Funding Published by: The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, Scott Polar Research Institute, Lensfield Road, Cambridge, CB2 1ER, United Kingdom ( Publication funded by: - The Census of Antarctic Marine Life (Albert P. Sloan Foundation, New York) - The TOTAL Foundation, Paris. The “Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean” shared the Cosmos Prize awarded to the Census of Marine Life by the International Osaka Expo’90 Commemorative Foundation, Tokyo, Japan. Publication supported by: - The Belgian Science Policy (Belspo), through the Belgian Scientific Research Programme on the Antarctic and the “” network (SCAR-MarBIN/ANTABIF) - The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), Brussels, Belgium - The British Antarctic Survey (BAS), Cambridge, United Kingdom - The Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), Paris, France - The Australian Antarctic Division, Hobart, Australia - The Scientific Steering Committee of CAML, Michael Stoddart (CAML Administrator) and Victoria Wadley (CAML Project Manager)

The personnel involved in the project:

Anton Van de Putte

Sampling Methods


Study Extent Literature study
Quality Control /

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Collection Data

Collection Name SGM
Collection Identifier Literature study
Parent Collection Identifier
Specimen preservation methods Other

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS