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  Subfamily Mesostominae

Genus Mesostoma

    Species M. ehrenbergii -- Wisconsin!
    Species M. angulare -- midwestern North America.
    Species M. macropenis -- midwestern North America.
    Species M. simplex -- midwestern North America.
    Species M. arctica -- North America.
    Species M. californicum -- North America.
    Species M. columbianum -- North America.
    Species M. craci -- North America.
    Species M. curvipenis -- North America.
    Species M. georgianum -- North America.
    Species M. lingua -- North America.
    Species M. macroprostatum -- North America.
    Species M. pattersoni -- North America.
    Species M. platygastricum -- North America.
    Species M. vernale -- North America.
    Species M. virginiana -- North America.
    Species M. africanum
    Species M. andicola
    Species M. antarcticum
    Species M. appinum
    Species M. armeniacium
    Species M. armeniacum
    Species M. balatonicum
    Species M. benazii
    Species M. bistrigatum
    Species M. brincki
    Species M. canum
    Species M. chusholensis
    Species M. climenti
    Species M. cuenoti
    Species M. delmarmola
    Species M. ewerum
    Species M. extremeniensis
    Species M. fusiforme
    Species M. gangetica
    Species M. gracile
    Species M. griseum
    Species M. hartmeyer
    Species M. hirudo
    Species M. hystrix
    Species M. karrooense
    Species M. lacteum
    Species M. maculatum
    Species M. magnum
    Species M. masovicum
    Species M. michaelseni
    Species M. murmanicum
    Species M. mutabile
    Species M. nigrirostrum
    Species M. orabiensis
    Species M. platycephalum
    Species M. primitivum
    Species M. productum
    Species M. punctatum
    Species M. pusillum
    Species M. raugeense
    Species M. rhynchotum
    Species M. shebinensis
    Species M. sibollae
    Species M. stagni
    Species M. stimulosum
    Species M. strigatum
    Species M. tetragonum
    Species M. thamagai
    Species M. timbunka
    Species M. togarmensis
    Species M. tubiseminalis
    Species M. ucamara
    Species M. viaregginum
    Species M. vivipara
    Species M. wanum
    Species M. zariae
    Species M. metopoglena

Taxon Information

The Genus Mesostoma 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

  • Mesostoma, (Artois et al., 2013).
  • Mesostoma, [North America] (Kolasa & Tyler, 2010).
  • Mesostoma, [Wisconsin] (Watermolen, 2005).
  • Mesostoma, 9 or 10 species, many widespread, often found in temporary ponds [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Mesostoma, (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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