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  Order Bdelloida

Family Philodinidae

    Genus Philodina -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Rotaria -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Ceratotrocha -- North America.
    Genus Dissotrocha -- North America.
    Genus Embata -- North America.
    Genus Macrotrachela -- North America.
    Genus Mniobia -- North America.
    Genus Pleuretra -- North America.
    Genus Didymodactylos
    Genus Anomopus
    Genus Pseudoembata
    Genus Zelinkiella

Taxon Information

The Family Philodinidae 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

  • Philodinidae, [North America] (Wallace & Snell, 2010).
  • Philodinidae, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Oriental, Autralasian, Pacific, Antarctic; 282 species in 12 genera worldwide, 77 Nearctic species in 9 genera] (Segers, 2008).
  • Philodinidae, (Edmondson, 1959).


  • Wallace, R.L. & T.W. Snell. 2010. Rotifera. [in] J.H. Thorp & A.P. Covich (eds.). Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates, 3rd edition: 173-235.
  • Segers, H. 2008. Global diversity of rotifers (Rotifera) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595: 49-59. [Available online]
  • Edmondson, W.T. 1959. Rotifera. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 420-494.

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