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  Order Tubificida

Family Opistocystidae

    Genus Crustipellis -- North America.
    Genus Opistocysta -- North America.
    Genus Trieminentia -- North America.

Taxon Information

The Family Opistocystidae 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

  • Opistocystidae, [North America] (Govedich et al., 2010).
  • Opistocystidae, [Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical; 7 species in 4 genera worldwide, 2 Nearctic species in 2 genera] (Martin et al., 2008).
  • Opistocystidae, very rare [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Opisthocystidae [sic], (Goodnight, 1959).

Bibliography

  • Govedich, F.R., B.A. Bain, W.E. Moser, S.R. Gelder, R.W. Davies & R.O. Brinkhurst. 2010. Annelida (Clitellata): Oligochaeta, Branchiobdellida, Hirudinida, and Acanthobdellida. [in] J.H. Thorp & A.P. Covich (eds.). Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates, 3rd edition: 385-436.
  • Martin, P., E. Martinez-Ansemil, A. Pinder, T. Timm & M.J. Wetzel. 2008. Global diversity of oligochaetous clitellates (”Oligochaeta”; Clitellata) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595: 117-127. [Available online]
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Annelida (Polychaetes, Aeolosomatidae, aquatic oligochaetes, Branchiobdellida, leeches). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 269-325.
  • Goodnight, C.J. 1959. Oligochaeta. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 522-537.

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