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  Family Echiniscidae

Genus Echiniscus

    Species E. blumi -- North America.
    Species E. wendti -- North America.
    Species E. africanus
    Species E. aliquantillus
    Species E. angolensis
    Species E. apuanus
    Species E. arcangelii
    Species E. arctomys
    Species E. arthuri
    Species E. azoricus
    Species E. baius
    Species E. baloghi
    Species E. barbarae
    Species E. batramiae
    Species E. becki
    Species E. bigranulatus
    Species E. bisculptus
    Species E. calcaratus
    Species E. calvus
    Species E. canadensis
    Species E. canedoi
    Species E. capillatus
    Species E. carsicus
    Species E. carusoi
    Species E. cavagnaroi
    Species E. cervicornis
    Species E. charrua
    Species E. cheonyoungi
    Species E. cirinoi
    Species E. clavispinosus
    Species E. clevelandi
    Species E. columinis
    Species E. corrugicaudatus
    Species E. crassispinosus
    Species E. curiosus
    Species E. dariae
    Species E. darienae
    Species E. dearmatus
    Species E. dikenli
    Species E. diploglyptus
    Species E. divergens
    Species E. dreyfusi
    Species E. duboisi
    Species E. egnatiae
    Species E. ehrenbergi
    Species E. elaeinae
    Species E. elegans
    Species E. evelinae
    Species E. filamentosus
    Species E. ganczareki
    Species E. glaber
    Species E. granulatus
    Species E. heterospinosus
    Species E. hexacanthus
    Species E. hoonsooi
    Species E. horningi
    Species E. inocelatus
    Species E. insuetus
    Species E. jagodici
    Species E. jamesi
    Species E. japonicus
    Species E. jenningsi
    Species E. kerguelensis
    Species E. knowltoni
    Species E. kofordi
    Species E. kosickii
    Species E. lapponicus
    Species E. laterosetosus
    Species E. laterospinosus
    Species E. latifasciatus
    Species E. lichenorum
    Species E. limai
    Species E. lineatus
    Species E. longispinosus
    Species E. loxophthalmus
    Species E. madonnae
    Species E. maesi
    Species E. malpighii
    Species E. manuelae
    Species E. marcusi
    Species E. marginatus
    Species E. marginoporus
    Species E. markezi
    Species E. marleyi
    Species E. mauccii
    Species E. mediantus
    Species E. merokensis
    Species E. migiurtinus
    Species E. mihelcici
    Species E. militaris
    Species E. molluscorum
    Species E. moniliatus
    Species E. montanus
    Species E. mosaicus
    Species E. multispinosus
    Species E. murrayi
    Species E. nelsonae
    Species E. nepalensis
    Species E. nigripustulus
    Species E. nobilis
    Species E. oihonnae
    Species E. ollantaytamboensis
    Species E. osellai
    Species E. pajstunensis
    Species E. palmai
    Species E. perarmatus
    Species E. peruvianus
    Species E. perviridis
    Species E. phocae
    Species E. polygonalis
    Species E. pooensis
    Species E. porabrus
    Species E. postojnensis
    Species E. pseudelegans
    Species E. pseudowendti
    Species E. punctus
    Species E. pusae
    Species E. quadrispinosus
    Species E. quitensis
    Species E. rackae
    Species E. ranzii
    Species E. reticulatus
    Species E. reymondi
    Species E. robertsi
    Species E. rodnae
    Species E. rufoviridis
    Species E. rugospinosus
    Species E. scabrospinosus
    Species E. semifoveolatus
    Species E. shaanxiensis
    Species E. siegristi
    Species E. simba
    Species E. speciosus
    Species E. spiculifer
    Species E. spiniger
    Species E. spinulosus
    Species E. storkani
    Species E. sylvanus
    Species E. taibaiensis
    Species E. tamus
    Species E. tardus
    Species E. tenuis
    Species E. tessellatus
    Species E. testudo
    Species E. trisetosus
    Species E. trojanus
    Species E. tropicalis
    Species E. tympanista
    Species E. velaminis
    Species E. vinculus
    Species E. virginicus
    Species E. viridianus
    Species E. viridis
    Species E. viridissimus
    Species E. walteri
    Species E. weisseri
    Species E. zetotrymus

Taxon Information

The Genus Echiniscus 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

  • Echiniscus, [North America] (Nelson et al., 2010).
  • Echiniscus, [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Echiniscus, [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).


  • Nelson, D.R., R. Guidetti & L. Rebecchi. 2010. Tardigrada. [in] J.H. Thorp & A.P. Covich (eds.). Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates, 3rd edition: 455-484.
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Tardigrada (Water bears). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 227-243.
  • 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.

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