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  Genus Microstomum

Species M. lineare (+ M. caudatum)

Taxon Information

The Species M. lineare 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

  • Microstomum lineare, "NA, NT, OL, PA" (Artois et al., 2013).
  • Microstomum lineare, [North America] (Kolasa & Tyler, 2010).
  • Microstomum lineare, ... Dane County... and several Vilas County sites [Wisconsin] (Watermolen, 2005).
  • Anotocelis caudata, "from ponds near Milwaukee" [Wisconsin?] (Watermolen, 2005).
  • Microstomum lineare, "Eastern U.S., N.Y., Pa., Va." (Hyman & Jones, 1959).
  • Microstomum caudatum, "N.Y., Pa., Mich., Va." (Hyman & Jones, 1959).


  • Artois, T., E. Schockaert & S. Tyler. 2013. World Checklist of Freshwater Turbellaria. World Wide Web electronic publication. 59 pp. [Available online]
  • Kolasa, J. & S. Tyler. 2010. Flatworms: Turbellarians and Nemerteans. [in] J.H. Thorp & A.P. Covich (eds.). Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates, 3rd edition: 143-161.
  • Watermolen, D.J. 2005. Aquatic and terrestrial flatworm (Platyhelminthes, Turbellaria) and ribbon worm (Nemertea) records from Wisconsin. Research/Management Findings, Wisconsin DNR (55). 8 pp.
  • Hyman, L.H. & E.R. Jones. 1959. Turbellaria. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 323-365.

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