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These calenoid copepods were originally observed in the Indo-Pacific region. This species is now regarded as cosmopolitan and is found in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans, the Sea of Azov, the Baltic, Black, Capsian, Mediterranean, and North Seas, and also the Gulf of Mexico and other marine environments, as well as estuaries. Its wide geographical range may be the result of transportation in the ballast water of ships.

Biogeographic Regions: nearctic (Introduced ); palearctic (Introduced ); oriental (Native ); ethiopian (Native ); neotropical (Introduced ); australian (Native ); antarctica (Introduced ); arctic ocean (Introduced ); indian ocean (Native ); atlantic ocean (Introduced ); pacific ocean (Native ); mediterranean sea (Introduced )

Other Geographic Terms: cosmopolitan

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