Antrisocopia prehensilis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Antrisocopia prehensilis
Species Authority: Fosshagen, 1985
Taxonomic Notes: Generic name was entered incorrectly in 1996 as Antriscopia.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1+2c ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Iliffe, T.M.
1996 Critically Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:All specimens collected in Roadside Cave (Walsingham Tract), Hamilton Parish (Fosshagen and Iliffe 1985).
FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Atlantic – western central
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Population [top]

Population: Known only from five mature specimens.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Found in a (marine) limestone cave located 110 m inland from Harrington Sound. It has no visible connection with the sea or other caves. Tides in the pool are 57% of those in the open ocean with a lag time of 80 min. The water in the pool is very clear with no visible particles. The cave may serve as a refugium for rare and less competitive species.
Systems: Marine

Bibliography [top]

Baillie, J. and Groombridge, B. (eds). 1996. 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. pp. 378. International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Fosshagen, A. 2004. Antrisocopia prehensilis Fosshagen, 1985. [Web application]. Available at: (Accessed: 18 July 2005).

Fosshagen, A. and Iliffe, T.M. 1985. Two new genera of Calanoida and a new order of Copepoda, Platycopioida, from marine caves on Bermuda. Sarsia 70: 345-358.

Citation: Iliffe, T.M. 1996. Antrisocopia prehensilis. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 31 March 2015.
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