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  Family Notommatidae

Genus Drilophaga

    Species D. judayi -- North America.
    Species D. bucephalus
    Species D. delagei

Taxon Information

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

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

Literature Records

  • Drilophaga, [North America] (Wallace & Snell, 2010).
  • Drilophaga, (Segers, 2007).
  • Drilophaga, one species ectoparasitic on oligochaetes. a second ectoparasitic on Erpobdella, and one other (U.S.) possible free-living [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Drilophaga, "Three species, only 1 from [North America]... The European species have been reported as ectoparasites on Oligochaetes" (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.
  • Edmondson, W.T. 1959. Rotifera. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 420-494.

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