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  Superorder Diplostraca

Order Spinicaudata (clam shrimp)

    Family Cyzicidae -- Wisconsin!
    Family Limnadiidae -- midwestern North America.
    Family Leptestheriidae -- North America.

Taxon Information

The Order Spinicaudata 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

  • Spinicaudata, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Oriental, Australasian, Pacific; 150 species in 12 genera worldwide, 15 Nearctic species in 5 genera] (Brendonck et al., 2008).
  • Spinicaudata, [North America] (Smith, 2001).


  • Brendonck, L. D.C. Rogers, J. Olesen, S. Weeks, & W.R. Hoeh. 2008. Global diversity of the large branchiopods (Crustacea: Branchiopoda) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595: 167-176. [Available online]
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Phyllopodous Branchiopoda (fairy, tadpole, and clam shrimps). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 427-452.

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