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  Order Ploima

Family Brachionidae

    Genus Brachionus -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Kellicottia -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Keratella -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Plationus -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Platyias -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Anuraeopsis -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Notholca -- midwestern North America.

Taxon Information

The Family Brachionidae 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

  • Brachionidae, [North America] (Wallace & Snell, 2010).
  • Brachionidae, [Palearctic, Afrotropical, Australasian, Oriental, Nearctic, Neotropical, Antarctic, Pacific; 169 species in 7 genera worldwide, 66 Nearctic species in 7 genera] (Segers, 2008).
  • Brachionidae, (Segers, 2007).
  • Brachionidae, (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]
  • Segers, H. 2007. Annotated checklist of the rotifers (Phylum Rotifera), with notes on nomenclature, taxonomy and distribution. Zootaxa 1564. 104 pp. [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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