Chonopeltis minutus Fryer, 1977



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Chonopeltis australissimus Fryer, 1977


C. australissimus was synonymised with C. minutus by (Van As & Van As, 1999).


Conservation Status

Missing (Truter et al., 2023)

Last record: 1974



Tra Tra River & Twee River, South Africa


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Fryer, G. (1977). On some species of Chonopeltis (Crustacea: Branchiura) from the rivers of the extreme South West Cape region of Africa. Journal of Zoology, London 182: 441-455.


Other references:

Truter, M., Přikrylová, I., Hadfield, K. A. and Smit, N. J. (2023). Working towards a conservation plan for fish parasites: Cyprinid parasites from the south African cape fold freshwater ecoregion as a case study. International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife 21: 277-286.

Van As, L. L. and Van As, J. G. (1999). Aspects of the morphology and a review of the taxonomic status of three species of the genus Chonopeltis (Crustacea: branchiura) from the orange-vaal and South west Cape river systems, South Africa. Folia Parasitol. 46: 221-228.

Walter, T.C.; Boxshall, G. (2023). World of Copepods Database. Chonopeltis minutus Fryer, 1977. Accessed at: on 2023-07-20


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