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  Family Murrayidae

Genus Dactylobiotus

    Species D. ambiguus -- North America.
    Species D. dispar -- North America.
    Species D. grandipes -- North America.
    Species D. octavi -- North America.
    Species D. selenicus -- North America.
    Species D. ampullaceus
    Species D. aquatilis
    Species D. caldarellai
    Species D. dervizi
    Species D. haplonyx
    Species D. henanensis
    Species D. kansae
    Species D. lombardoi
    Species D. luci
    Species D. macronyx
    Species D. parthenogeneticus

Taxon Information

The Genus Dactylobiotus has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from North America.

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

Literature Records

  • Dactylobiotus, [North America] (Nelson et al., 2010).
  • Dactylobiotus, [North America] (Smith, 2001).


  • 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.

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