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  Family Catenulidae

Genus Catenula (+ Suomina)

    Species C. virginia -- Wisconsin!
    Species C. confusa -- North America.
    Species C. lemnae -- North America.
    Species C. leptocephala -- North America.
    Species C. sekerai -- North America.
    Species C. turgida -- North America.
    Species C. alitha
    Species C. evelinae
    Species C. gesserensis
    Species C. leuca
    Species C. macrura
    Species C. quaterna
    Species C. sawayai

Taxon Information

The Genus Catenula 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

  • Catenula, (Artois et al., 2013).
  • Catenula, [North America] (Kolasa & Tyler, 2010).
  • Catenula, [Wisconsin] (Watermolen, 2005).
  • Catenula, 5 species [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Suomina, (Smith, 2001).
  • Catenula, (Hyman & Jones, 1959).
  • Suomina, "Although this genus has been reported several times from the U.S. no species identification has been given" (Hyman & Jones, 1959).


  • Artois, T., E. Schockaert & S. Tyler. 2013. World Checklist of Freshwater Turbellaria. World Wide Web electronic publication. 59 pp. [Available online]
  • Kolasa, J. & S. Tyler. 2010. Flatworms: Turbellarians and Nemerteans. [in] J.H. Thorp & A.P. Covich (eds.). Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates, 3rd edition: 143-161.
  • Watermolen, D.J. 2005. Aquatic and terrestrial flatworm (Platyhelminthes, Turbellaria) and ribbon worm (Nemertea) records from Wisconsin. Research/Management Findings, Wisconsin DNR (55). 8 pp.
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Platyhelminthes (free-living flatworms). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 77-108.
  • Hyman, L.H. & E.R. Jones. 1959. Turbellaria. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 323-365.

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