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  Family Dicranophoridae

Genus Aspelta

    Species A. alastor -- North America.
    Species A. angusta -- North America.
    Species A. aper -- North America.
    Species A. beltista -- North America.
    Species A. chorista -- North America.
    Species A. circinator -- North America.
    Species A. curvidactyla -- North America.
    Species A. egregia -- North America.
    Species A. imbuta -- North America.
    Species A. labri -- North America.
    Species A. lestes -- North America.
    Species A. macra -- North America.
    Species A. psitta -- North America.
    Species A. baltica
    Species A. bidentata
    Species A. ecuadoriensis
    Species A. europaea
    Species A. intradentata
    Species A. mollis
    Species A. tilba
    Species A. clydona
    Species A. harringi
    Species A. pachida
    Species A. reibischi

Taxon Information

The Genus Aspelta 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

  • Aspelta, [North America] (Wallace & Snell, 2010).
  • Aspelta, (Segers, 2007).
  • Aspelta, about 12 species, usually in acid waters and sphagnum bogs [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Aspelta, (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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