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  Phylum Gastrotricha

Order Chaetonotida

    Suborder Paucitubulatina -- Wisconsin!
    Suborder Multitubulatina

Taxon Information

The Order Chaetonotida 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

  • Chaetonotida, "common and widespread in freshwater" (Strayer et al., 2010).
  • Chaetonotida, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Oriental, Australasia; 318 species worldwide in 21 genera, 71 Nearctic species] (Balsamo et al., 2008).
  • Chaetonotoidea, "generally freshwater inhabitants" (Zakarija, 1980).


  • Strayer, D.L., W.D. Hummon & R. Hochberg. 2010. Gastrotricha. [in] J.H. Thorp & A.P. Covich (eds.). Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates, 3rd edition: 163-172.
  • Balsamo, M., J.-L. d'Hondt, J. Kisielewski & L. Pierboni. 2008. Global diversity of gastrotrichs (Gastrotricha) in fresh waters. Hydrobiologia 595: 85-91. [Available online]
  • Zakarija, J.L. 1980. Gastrotricha of Central Wisconsin. M.S. Thesis, Loyola University, Chicago. 85 pp.

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