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  Family Dasydytidae

Genus Dasydytes

    Species D. monile -- midwestern North America.
    Species D. asymmetricus
    Species D. carvalhoae
    Species D. chatticus
    Species D. collini
    Species D. elongatus
    Species D. goniathrix
    Species D. lamellatus
    Species D. longisetosus
    Species D. longispinosus
    Species D. nhumirimensis
    Species D. ornatus
    Species D. papaveroi

Taxon Information

The Genus Dasydytes has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from midwestern states of North America.

(These statements were generated automatically from the WInvertebrates database.)

Literature Records

  • Dasydytes, [North America] (Strayer et al., 2010).
  • Dasydytes, common and widespread [North America] (Smith. D.G., 2001).
  • Dasydytes, [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).
  • Dasydytes, (Rossino, 1979).
  • Dasydytes, (Brunson, 1959).


  • Strayer, D.L., W.D. Hummon & R. Hochberg. 2010. Gastrotricha. [in] J.H. Thorp & A.P. Covich (eds.). Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates, 3rd edition: 163-172.
  • Smith. D.G. 2001. Gastrotricha. Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 117-128.
  • Underhill, J.C., W.D. Schmid & D.E. Gilbertson. 1982. Taxonomic Keys to the Common Animals of the North Central States, exclusive of the parasitic worms, terrestrial insects, and birds, 4th edition. 205 pp.
  • Rossino, G. 1979. Gastrotricha of Kettle Moraine State Park. M.S. Thesis, Loyola University, Chicago. 70 pp.
  • Brunson, R.B. 1959. Gastrotricha. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 406-419.

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