Harpacticoida ( Order )
    Thalestroidea ( Superfamily )
Miraciidae Dana, 1846 ( Harpacticoida , Thalestroidea )
Syn.: Macrosetellidae A. Scott, 1909 (p.230); Monard, 1927 (p.150); Steuer, 1935 a (p.391, 392); Zheng Zhong & al., 1984 (1989) (p.269); Miracidae: Lang, 1948 a (p.766, clé des G.); Wells, 1970 (n°133, p.5); Razouls, 1982 (p.740)
Ref.: Boxshall, 1979 (p.234); Bowman & Abele, 1982 (p.11); Huys & Boxshall, 1991 (p.356, 409, 420); Huys & Böttger-Schnack, 1994 (p.207, Rev., clé des G., Rem.); Chihara & Murano, 1997 (p.956); Bradford-Grieve & al., 1999 (p.886, 967); Boxshall & Halsey, 2004 (p.17; 339: Def., p.344: pelagic genera key); Vives & Shmeleva, 2010 (p.108, Rem., genera key)
Rem.: This family comprises 53 predominantly benthic genera, of which 4 are pelagic: Distioculus, Macrosetella, Miracia, Oculosetella.
Family Miraciidae - Plate 1Issued from : G.A. Boxshall & S.H. Halsey in An Introduction to Copepod Diversity. The Ray Society, 2004, No 166, Part. I. [p.339].
Armature formula of swimming legs P1 to P4.
(1) Distioculus Huys & Böttger-Schnack, 1994
Ref.: Huys & Böttger-Schnack, 1994 (p.243); Boxshall & Halsey, 2004 (p.344); Vives & Shmeleva, 2010 (p.109, Rem.)
Rem.: Total; 1 sp.
(2) Macrosetella A. Scott, 1909
Syn.: Setella Dana, 1846 (part.); Brady, 1883 (p.108); Giesbrecht, 1892 (p.79, 559); van Breemen, 1908 a (p.178); Mori, 1937 (1964) (p.114).
Macrosetella spp.: Webber & Roff, 1995 a (p.481, Tableb 1, 2, 3, biomass & production)
Ref.: Wheeler, 1901 (p.187); A. Scott, 1909 (p.230); Monard, 1927 (p.150); Wilson, 1932 a (part., p.281); Rose, 1933 a (p.288); Steuer, 1935 a (p.393); Lang, 1948 a (p.770); Carvalho, 1952 a (p.161); Wells, 1970 (n°133, p.5); Boxshall, 1979 (p.237); Razouls, 1982 (p.741); Zheng Zhong & al.,1984 (1989) (p.269); Razouls, 1993 (p.312); Huys & Böttger-Schnack, 1994 (p.230, Rev.); Chihara & Murano, 1997 (p.956); Boxshall & Halsey, 2004 (p.344); Vives & Shmeleva, 2010 (p.111, Rem.)
Rem.: Total: 1 sp.
(3) Miracia Dana, 1846
Ref.: Brady, 1883 (p.102); Claus, 1891 f (p.267); Giesbrecht, 1892 (p.79, 463); Wheeler, 1901 (p.188); Wilson, 1932 a (p.284); Steuer, 1935 a (part., p.392); Lang, 1948 a (p.767); Wells, 1970 (n°133, p.5); Boxshall, 1979 (p.234, 235, Rem.); Razouls, 1982 (p.740); Zheng Zhong & al., 1984 (1989) (p.270, Rem.); Razouls, 1993 (p.312); Huys & Böttger-Schnack, 1994 (p.210, Rev.); Boxshall & Halsey, 2004 (p.344); Vives & Shmeleva, 2010 (p.113, Rem.)
Rem.: type: Miracia efferata Dana, 1849. Total: 1 sp.
(4) Oculosetella Dahl, 1895
Ref.: Steuer, 1935 a (p.394); Lang, 1948 a (p.770); Wells, 1970 (n°133, p.5); Boxshall, 1979 (p.237); Razouls, 1982 (p.740); 1993 (p.312); Huys & Böttger-Schnack, 1994 (p.220, Rev.); Boxshall & Halsey, 2004 (p.344); Vives & Shmeleva, 2010 (p.115, Rem.)
Rem.: Total: 1 sp.

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