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  Family Philodinidae

Genus Rotaria

    Species R. citrina -- North America.
    Species R. elongata -- North America.
    Species R. exoculis -- North America.
    Species R. macroceros -- North America.
    Species R. macrura -- North America.
    Species R. mento -- North America.
    Species R. neptunia -- North America.
    Species R. neptunoida -- North America.
    Species R. quadrangularis -- North America.
    Species R. rotatoria -- North America.
    Species R. socialis -- North America.
    Species R. sordida -- North America.
    Species R. spicata -- North America.
    Species R. tardigrada -- North America.
    Species R. tridens -- North America.
    Species R. trisecata -- North America.
    Species R. curtipes
    Species R. haptica
    Species R. laticeps
    Species R. magnacalcarata
    Species R. montana
    Species R. murrayi
    Species R. quadrioculata

Taxon Information

The Genus Rotaria 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

  • Rotaria, [North America] (Wallace & Snell, 2010).
  • Rotaria, (Segers, 2007).
  • Rotaria, about 15 species [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Rotaria, [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).
  • Rotaria, (Edmondson, 1959).


  • Wallace, R.L. & T.W. Snell. 2010. Rotifera. [in] J.H. Thorp & A.P. Covich (eds.). Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates, 3rd edition: 173-235.
  • Segers, H. 2007. Annotated checklist of the rotifers (Phylum Rotifera), with notes on nomenclature, taxonomy and distribution. Zootaxa 1564. 104 pp. [Available online]
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Rotifera (Wheel animals). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 129-190.
  • 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.
  • Edmondson, W.T. 1959. Rotifera. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 420-494.

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