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  Genus Manayunkia

Species M. speciosa (+ M. eriensis)

Taxon Information

The Species M. speciosa 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

  • Manyunkia [sic] speciosa, "Lake Erie; Lake Superior; Schuylkill River Fairmount, Philadelphia; Egg Harbor, New Jersey" [North America] (Foster, 1972).
  • Manayunkia speciosa, "brackish to fresh-water tidal streams of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and adjacent shores... it is recorded from Lake Erie...; it extends west possibly to Duluth Harbor, Lake Superior" (Hartman, 1959).


  • Foster, N. 1972. Freshwater polychaetes (Annelida) of North America. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Biota of Freshwater Ecosystems Identification Manual 4. 15 pp. [Available online]
  • Hartman, O. 1959. Polychaeta. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 538-541.

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