List species and varieties by family
Megapontiidae Heptner, 1968 ( Siphonostomatoida )
(1) Hyalopontius Sars, 1909
Rem.: Type: Hyalopontius typicus G.O. Sars,1909. Total: 9 spp.

Boxshall & Halsey (2004, p.785) point to that species are deep-sea plankton (at depths ranging from about 2500 to over 4000 m in the northeastern Atlantic). The hosts are unknown.

[1] Hyalopontius alatus  Boxshall, 1979   (F)    [Figs]

[2] Hyalopontius boxshalli  Humes, 1988   (M)    [Figs]

[3] Hyalopontius cinctus  Boxshall, 1979   (F)    [Figs]

[4] Hyalopontius enormis  Boxshall, 1979   (F)    [Figs]

[5] Hyalopontius hulsemannae  Boxshall, 1979   (F)    [Figs]

[6] Hyalopontius pleurospinosus  (Heptner, 1968)   (F)    [Figs]

[7] Hyalopontius roei  Boxshall, 1979   (F)    [Figs]

[8] Hyalopontius spinatus  Boxshall, 1979   (F)    [Figs]

[9] Hyalopontius typicus  Sars, 1909   (F,M)    [Figs]

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