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  Family Cordylophoridae

Genus Cordylophora

    Species C. caspia -- midwestern North America.
    Species C. japonica
    Species C. solangiae

Taxon Information

The Genus Cordylophora 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

  • Cordylophora, (Pechenik, 2015).
  • Cordylophora, [North America] (Slobodkin & Bossert, 2010).
  • Cordylophora, (Jankowski et al., 2008).
  • Cordylophora, 1 species in tidal freshwater of eastern states, inland in AR, CA, IL, KY, LA, OH, OK, TN, TX, WA [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Cordylophora, [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).
  • Cordylophora, (Hyman, 1959).


  • Pechenik, J.A. 2015. Biology of the Invertebrates, 7th edition. McGraw-Hill, NewYork.. 606 pp.
  • Slobodkin, L.B. & P.E. Bossert. 2010. Cnidaria. [in] J.H. Thorp & A.P. Covich (eds.). Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates, 3rd edition: 125-142.
  • Jankowski, T., A.G. Collins & R. Campbell. 2008. Global diversity of inland water cnidarians. Hydrobiologia 595: 35-40. [Available online]
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Cnidaria (Hydroids, jellyfish). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 61-76.
  • Underhill, J.C., W.D. Schmid & D.E. Gilbertson. 1982. Taxonomic Keys to the Common Animals of the North Central States, exclusive of the parasitic worms, terrestrial insects, and birds, 4th edition. 205 pp.
  • Hyman, L.H. 1959. Coelenterata. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 313-322.

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