Paranitocrella bastiani Tang & Knott, 2009

Bastian's groundwater copepod



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 27 November 1997 (Tang & Knott, 2009) or later


This species may not be extinct, as individuals of this species have apparently been found by Tom Karanovic (Danny Tang, pers. comm. 15 December 2010). Although verification of this record is needed.



Yanchep National Park, Western Australia, Australia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Tang, Danny and Knott, Brenton. (2009). Freshwater cyclopoids and harpacticoids (Crustacea: Copepoda) from the Gnangara Mound region of Western Australia. Zootaxa 2029: 1-70.


Other references:

Walter, T. Chad (2013). Paranitocrella bastiani Tang & Knott, 2009. In: Walter, T.C. & Boxshall, G. (2013). World of Copepods database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2013-07-17


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