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  Class Monogononta

Order Ploima

    Family Asplanchnidae -- Wisconsin!
    Family Birgeidae -- Wisconsin!
    Family Brachionidae -- Wisconsin!
    Family Dicranophoridae -- Wisconsin!
    Family Epiphanidae -- Wisconsin!
    Family Euchlanidae -- Wisconsin!
    Family Lecanidae -- Wisconsin!
    Family Lepadellidae -- Wisconsin!
    Family Mytilinidae -- Wisconsin!
    Family Notommatidae -- Wisconsin!
    Family Synchaetidae -- Wisconsin!
    Family Trichocercidae -- Wisconsin!
    Family Trichotriidae -- Wisconsin!
    Family Gastropodidae -- midwestern North America.
    Family Lindiidae -- midwestern North America.
    Family Scaridiidae -- midwestern North America.
    Family Asciaporrectidae -- North America.
    Family Ituridae -- North America.
    Family Microcodonidae -- North America.
    Family Proalidae -- North America.
    Family Tetrasiphonidae -- North America.
    Family Clariaidae
    Family Cotylegaleatidae

Taxon Information

The Order Ploima 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

  • Ploima, [North America] (Wallace & Snell, 2010).
  • Ploima, about 10 variable species (Smith, 2001).
  • Ploima, (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.
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Rotifera (Wheel animals). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 129-190.
  • Edmondson, W.T. 1959. Rotifera. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 420-494.

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