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  Order Macrostomida

Family Macrostomidae

    Genus Macrostomum -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Archimacrostomum -- North America.
    Genus Omalostomum -- North America.
    Genus Axia
    Genus Promacrostomum
    Genus Antromacrostomum
    Genus Bradburia
    Genus Dunwichia
    Genus Protomacrostomum
    Genus Psammomacrostomum
    Genus Siccomacrostomum

Taxon Information

The Family Macrostomidae 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

  • Macrostomidae, [North America] (Kolasa & Tyler, 2010).
  • Macrostomidae, [Wisconsin] (Watermolen, 2005).
  • Macrostomidae, (Smith, 2001).
  • Macrostomidae, "Single genus reported from fresh water in [North America]" (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.
  • 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.
  • Ferguson, F.F. 1954. Monograph of the macrostomine worms of Turbellaria. Transactions of the American Microscopical Society 73(2): 137-164. [Available online]

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