Acanthocyclops smithae, a new species of cyclopoid copepod and a member of the A. vernalis-robustus group, is described from Honduras and southeastern Mexico. The few previous records of species of Acanthocyclops in tropical latitudes apparently refer to isolated populations of a few widespread temperate species. Acanthocyclops smithae is the only known exclusively tropical member of the genus.

Acanthocyclops, Copepoda, Cyclopoida, taxonomy, Honduras, Mexico, neotropics
Beaufortia

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Reid, J. W., & Suárez-Morales, Eduardo. (1999). A new, Neotropical species of Acanthocyclops (Copepoda: Cyclopoida: Cyclopidae). Beaufortia, 49(5), 37–45.