Tropodiaptomus ctenopus (Kiefer, 1930)

Comb-footed pelagic copepod



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Diaptomus ctenopus Kiefer, 1930 (original combination)


Conservation Status


IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Tananarive region, Madagascar


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

NB: this reference needs to be double checked to ensure that it is the correct one.

Kiefer, F. (1930). Neue Höhlenbewohnende Ruderfusskrebse. Zoologischer Anzeiger 87(9-10): 222-228, figs. 1-19.


Other references:

Baillie, J. and Groombridge, B. (eds). (1996). 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Dussart, Bernard H. (1982). Crustacés Copépodes des eaux intérieures. Faune de Madagascar 58: 1-146.

Fitzpatrick, J. F., Jr. (1983). How to Know the Freshwater Crustacea. The Pictured Key Nature Series. Dubuque, Iowa: Wm. C. Brown Co. Publishers. 227 pp.

Reid, J. W. (1996a). Tropodiaptomus ctenopus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. ( Downloaded on 18 July 2013.

Reid, J. W. (1996b). Tropodiaptomus ctenopus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T22379A9371437. Downloaded on 25 June 2021.

Walter, T. C. and Boxshall, G. (2021). World of Copepods Database. Tropodiaptomus ctenopus (Kiefer, 1930). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: on 2021-10-31


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