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  Superfamily Phoxocephaloidea

Family Pontoporeiidae

    Genus Diporeia -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Pontoporeia -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Monoporeia -- North America.
    Genus Priscillina
    Genus Zaramilla

Taxon Information

The Family Pontoporeiidae 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

  • Pontoporeiidae, "Large lakes in northern United States and southern Canada" (Covich et al., 2010).
  • Pontoporeiidae, [Palearctic, Nearctic; 3 species in 2 genera worldwide, 1 Nearctic species] (Väinölä et al., 2008).
  • Haustoriidae [presumably referring to genera now classified in Pontoporeiidae], 1 or 2 species restricted to large lakes in the northern United States (Smith, 2001).
  • Haustoriidae [referromg to genus Pontoporeia], "Only one genus and species in North American fresh waters" (Chace et al., 1959).


  • Covich, A.P., J.H. Thorp & D.C. Rogers. 2010. Introduction to the Subphylum Crustacea. [in] J.H. Thorp & A.P. Covich (eds.). Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates, 3rd edition: 695-723.
  • Väinölä, R., J.D.S. Witt, M. Grabowski, J.H. Bradbury, K. Jazdzewski & B. Sket. 2008. Global diversity of amphipods (Amphipoda; Crustacea) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595: 241-255. [Available online]
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Amphipoda (Scuds, sideswimmers). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 569-584.
  • Chace, F.A., jr., J.G. Mackin, L. Hubricht, A.H. Banner & H.H. Hobbs, jr. 1959. Malacostraca. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 869-901.

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