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  Parvorder Limnotyphloplanida

Family Typhloplanidae

    Subfamily Ascophorinae -- Wisconsin!
    Subfamily Mesostominae -- Wisconsin!
    Subfamily Olisthanellinae -- Wisconsin!
    Subfamily Phaenocorinae -- Wisconsin!
    Subfamily Rhynchomesostominae -- Wisconsin!
    Subfamily Typhloplaninae -- Wisconsin!
    Subfamily Opistominae -- North America.
    Subfamily Protoplanellinae -- North America.
    Genus Carcharodopharynx
    Subfamily Mesophaenocorinae
    Genus Syringoplana
    Subfamily Cephalopharynginae

Taxon Information

The Family Typhloplanidae 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

  • Typhloplanidae, [North America] (Kolasa & Tyler, 2010).
  • Typhloplanidae, [Wisconsin] (Watermolen, 2005).
  • Typhloplanidae, (Smith, 2001).
  • Typhloplanidae, [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).
  • Typhloplanidae, (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.
  • 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.
  • 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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