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  Superfamily Cytheroidea

Family Entocytheridae (+ Sphaeromicolidae)

    Genus Entocythere -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Rhadinocythere -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Thermastrocythere -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Ankylocythere -- North America.
    Genus Ascetocythere -- North America.
    Genus Cymocythere -- North America.
    Genus Cytherites -- North America.
    Genus Dactylocythere -- North America.
    Genus Donnaldsoncythere -- North America.
    Genus Geocythere -- North America.
    Genus Harpagocythere -- North America.
    Genus Hartocythere -- North America.
    Genus Hobbsiella -- North America.
    Genus Litocythere -- North America.
    Genus Lordocythere -- North America.
    Genus Okriocythere -- North America.
    Genus Ornithocythere -- North America.
    Genus Phymocythere -- North America.
    Genus Plectocythere -- North America.
    Genus Psittocythere -- North America.
    Genus Sagittocythere -- North America.
    Genus Saurocythere -- North America.
    Genus Uncinocythere -- North America.
    Genus Waltoncythere -- North America.
    Genus Sphaeromicola

Taxon Information

The Family Entocytheridae has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from Wisconsin.

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

Literature Records

  • Entocytheridae, "parasitic/symbiotic" (Martens & Savatenalinton, 2011).
  • Entocytheridae, [North America] (Smith & Delorme, 2010).
  • Entocytheridae, [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Entocytherinae, [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Sphaeromicolinae, 1 species, TX (Smith, 2001).


  • Martens, K. & S. Savatenalinton. 2011. A subjective checklist of the Recent, free-living, non-marine Ostracoda (Crustacea). Zootaxa 2855: 1-79. [Available online]
  • Smith, A.J. & L.D. Delorme. 2010. Ostracoda. [in] J.H. Thorp & A.P. Covich (eds.). Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates, 3rd edition: 725-771.
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Ostracoda (seed shrimps). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 521-544.

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