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Acanthocyclops vernalis

Synonyms: Acanthocyclops plattensis; Cyclops insecta

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Inchnadamph 3170 Scotland, United Kingdom
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom

Prey / Diet

Acanthocyclops vernalis[1]
Chydorus latus[2]
Corynoneura scutellata[2]
Tanytarsus buchonius[2]


Acanthocyclops vernalis[1]
Aeshna juncea (Common Hawker)[2]
Agabus bipustulatus[2]
Agabus sturmii[2]
Argyroneta aquatica (European water spider)[2]
Clupeonella cultriventris (Azovtyulka)[1]
Enallagma cyathigerum (Common Blue Damselfly)[2]
Holocentropus picicornis[2]
Hydroporus erythrocephalus[2]
Ilybius fuliginosus[2]
Lestes sponsa (Emerald Damselfly)[2]
Limnephilus marmoratus[1]
Notonecta glauca (Water boatman)[1]
Procladius sagittalis[2]
Sialis lutaria (Common Alderfly)[2]
Sympetrum danae (Black Darter)[2]


Parasitized by 
Bothriocephalus claviceps[3]
Bothriocephalus opsariichthydis <Unverified Name>[3]
Diorchis inflata[3]
Diorchis ransomi <Unverified Name>[3]
Diploposthe laevis[3]
Drepanidotaenia lanceolata <Unverified Name>[3]
Echinocotyle nitida <Unverified Name>[3]
Echinocotyle tenuis <Unverified Name>[3]
Fimbriaria amurensis <Unverified Name>[3]
Fimbriaria fasciolaris[3]
Microsomacanthus paramicrosoma <Unverified Name>[3]
Proteocephalus macrocephalus[3]
Retinometra longicirrosa <Unverified Name>[3]
Sobolevicanthus gracilis[3]
Tschertkovilepis setigera <Unverified Name>[3]


Middle America;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Temporal Variation in Food Web Structure: 16 Empirical Cases, Kenneth Schoenly and Joel E. Cohen, Ecological Monographs, 61(3), 1991, pp. 267–298
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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