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  Suborder Paucitubulatina

Family Chaetonotidae

    Subfamily Chaetonotinae -- Wisconsin!
    Subfamily Undulinae -- North America.

Taxon Information

The Family Chaetonotidae 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

  • Chaetonotidae, "common and widespread" (Strayer et al., 2010).
  • Chaetonotidae, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Oriental, Australasia; 281 species worldwide in 9 genera, 60 Nearctic species] (Balsamo et al., 2008).
  • Chaetonotidae, common and widely distributed; includes about 90% of the known freshwater species (Smith. D.G., 2001).
  • Chaetonotidae, (Brunson, 1959).


  • 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]
  • Smith. D.G. 2001. Gastrotricha. Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 117-128.
  • Brunson, R.B. 1959. Gastrotricha. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 406-419.

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