Page last updated Wed 05 Feb 2020


Use the links to navigate the hierarchy of invertebrate classification.

  clade Neoophora

Order Lecithoepitheliata (+ Prorhynchida)

    Family Prorhynchidae -- midwestern North America.
    Family Gnosonesimidae

Taxon Information

The Order Lecithoepitheliata has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from midwestern states of North America.

(These statements were generated automatically from the WInvertebrates database.)

Literature Records

  • Lecithoepitheliata, [North America] (Kolasa & Tyler, 2010).
  • Lecithoepitheliata, [Palaearctic, Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Australasian, Antarctic; 31 freshwater species in 3 genera worldwide; 4 Nearctic species in 2 genera] (Schockaert et al., 2008).
  • Prorhynchida, (Smith, 2001).
  • Lecithoepitheliata, (Hyman & Jones, 1959).


  • 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.
  • Schockaert, E.R., M. Hooge, R. Sluys, S. Schilling, S. Tyler & T. Artois. 2008. Global diversity of free living flatworms (Platyhelminthes, “Turbellaria”) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595: 41-48. [Available online]
  • 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.

Web Pages

Site managed by Daniel L. Graf @ University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point