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  Suborder Paucitubulatina

Family Dasydytidae

    Genus Dasydytes -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Haltidytes -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Stylochaeta -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Anacanthoderma -- North America.
    Genus Ornamentula -- North America.
    Genus Setopus -- North America.
    Genus Chitonodytes
    Genus Metadasydytes

Taxon Information

The Family Dasydytidae 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

  • Dasydytidae, [North America] (Strayer et al., 2010).
  • Dasydytidae, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Neotropical, Oriental; 34 species worldwide in 7 genera, 9 Nearctic species] (Balsamo et al., 2008).
  • Dasydytidae, about 25 species in several genera, all but one either absent or very rare in the United States (Smith. D.G., 2001).
  • Dasydytidae, (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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