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  Superfamily Cerithioidea

Family Pleuroceridae

    Genus Elimia -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Pleurocera -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Athearnia -- North America.
    Genus Gyrotoma -- North America.
    Genus Io -- North America.
    Genus Leptoxis -- North America.
    Genus Lithasia -- North America.

Taxon Information

The Family Pleuroceridae 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

  • Pleuroceridae, "7 Genera, 162 species" [North America] (Johnson et al., 2013).
  • Pleuroceridae, [North America] (Brown & Lydeard, 2010).
  • Pleuroceridae, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Oriental; 200 species worldwide, 156 Nearctic species] (Strong et al., 2008).
  • Pleuroceridae, [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Pleuroceridae, (Clench, 1959).


  • Johnson, P.D., A.E. Bogan, K.M. Brown, N.M. Burkhead, J.R. Cordeiro, J.T. Garner, P.D. Hartfield, D.A.W. Lepitzki, G.L. Mackie, E. Pip, T.A. Tarpley, J.S. Tiemann, N.V. Whelan & E.E. Strong. 2013. Conservation Status of Freshwater Gastropods of Canada and the United States. Fisheries 38(6): 247-282.
  • Brown, K.M. & C. Lydeard. 2010. Mollusca: Gastropoda. [in] J.H. Thorp & A.P. Covich (eds.). Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates, 3rd edition: 277-307.
  • Strong, E.E., O. Gargominy, W.F. Ponder & P. Bouchet. 2008. Global diversity of gastropods (Gastropoda; Mollusca) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595: 149-166. [Available online]
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Mollusca (Gastropods, pelecypods). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 327-400.
  • Clench, W.J. 1959. Mollusca. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 1117-1160.

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