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  Family Brachionidae

Genus Brachionus (+ Schizocerca)

    Species B. budapestinensis -- Wisconsin!
    Species B. diversicornis -- Wisconsin!
    Species B. havanaensis -- Wisconsin!
    Species B. urceolaris -- Wisconsin!
    Species B. ahlstromi -- North America.
    Species B. angularis -- North America.
    Species B. bennini -- North America.
    Species B. bidentatus -- North America.
    Species B. calyciflorus -- North America.
    Species B. caudatus -- North America.
    Species B. falcatus -- North America.
    Species B. forficula -- North America.
    Species B. josefinae -- North America.
    Species B. nilsoni -- North America.
    Species B. plicatilis -- North America.
    Species B. pterodinoides -- North America.
    Species B. quadridentatus -- North America.
    Species B. satanicus -- North America.
    Species B. spatiosus -- North America.
    Species B. variabilis -- North America.
    Species B. zahniseri -- North America.
    Species B. aculeatus
    Species B. adisi
    Species B. africanus
    Species B. amazonicus
    Species B. amsterdamensis
    Species B. asplanchnoides
    Species B. austrogenitus
    Species B. baylyi
    Species B. brevispina
    Species B. capsuliflorus
    Species B. charini
    Species B. chelonis
    Species B. cluniorbicularis
    Species B. dichotomus
    Species B. dimidiatus
    Species B. dolabratus
    Species B. donghuensis
    Species B. donneri
    Species B. dorcas
    Species B. durgae
    Species B. estoniana
    Species B. fulcatus
    Species B. furculatus
    Species B. gessneri
    Species B. gillardi
    Species B. hepatotomus
    Species B. huangi
    Species B. ibericus
    Species B. incertus
    Species B. isigakiensis
    Species B. kasadensis
    Species B. keikoa
    Species B. kostei
    Species B. kultrum
    Species B. leydigii
    Species B. lyratus
    Species B. mirabilis
    Species B. mirus
    Species B. morondavaesis
    Species B. mulleri
    Species B. murphyi
    Species B. murrayi
    Species B. niwati
    Species B. novaezealandiae
    Species B. orientalis
    Species B. patulus
    Species B. pinneenaus
    Species B. polyacanthus
    Species B. postcurvatus
    Species B. pseudokeikoa
    Species B. pseudonilsoni
    Species B. pyriformis
    Species B. rotundiformis
    Species B. rubens
    Species B. schwoerbeli
    Species B. sericus
    Species B. sessilis
    Species B. srisumonae
    Species B. urceus
    Species B. voigti
    Species B. westphali
    Species B. yonaguniensis

Taxon Information

The Genus Brachionus 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

  • Brachionus, [North America] (Wallace & Snell, 2010).
  • Brachionus, [Palearctic, Afrotropical, Australasian, Oriental, Nearctic, Neotropical, Antarctic, Pacific; 63 species worldwide, 23 Nearctic species] (Segers, 2008).
  • Brachionus, (Segers, 2007).
  • Brachionus, about 20 plankton species, some of which are common and highly variable, especially in hard waters; sometimes in dense populations [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Brachionus, [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).
  • Brachionus, (Edmondson, 1959).
  • Schizocerca, (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]
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Rotifera (Wheel animals). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 129-190.
  • Underhill, J.C., W.D. Schmid & D.E. Gilbertson. 1982. Taxonomic Keys to the Common Animals of the North Central States, exclusive of the parasitic worms, terrestrial insects, and birds, 4th edition. 205 pp.
  • Edmondson, W.T. 1959. Rotifera. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 420-494.

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