Page last updated Wed 05 Feb 2020


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  Order Anthoathecata

Suborder Filifera

    Family Cordylophoridae -- midwestern North America.
    Family Bougainvilliidae
    Family Australomedusidae
    Family Balellidae
    Family Bythotiaridae
    Family Clathrozoellidae
    Family Cytaeididae
    Family Eucodoniidae
    Family Eudendriidae
    Family Heterotentaculidae
    Family Hydractiniidae
    Family Magapiidae
    Family Niobiidae
    Family Oceaniidae
    Family Pandeidae
    Family Proboscidactylidae
    Family Protiaridae
    Family Ptilocodiidae
    Family Rathkeidae
    Family Rhysiidae
    Family Similiclavidae
    Family Stylasteridae
    Family Trichydridae
    Family Tubiclavoididae

Taxon Information

The Suborder Filifera has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from midwestern states of North America.

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

Literature Records

  • Filifera, "765 valid species" (Daly et al., 2007).
  • Filifera, (Jankowski, 2001).


  • Daly, M., M.R. Brugler, P. Cartwright, A.G. Collins, M.N. Dawson, D.G. Fautin, S.C. France, C.S. McFadden, D.M. Opresko, E. Rodriguez, S.L. Romano & J.L. Stake. 2007. The phylum Cnidaria: A review of phylogenetic patterns and diversity 300 years after Linnaeus. Zootaxa 1668: 127-182. [Available online]
  • Jankowski, T. 2001. The freshwater medusae of the world — a taxonomic and systematic literature study with some remarks on other inland water jellyfish. Hydrobiologia 462: 91-113. [Available online]

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