Page last updated Wed 05 Feb 2020


Use the links to navigate the hierarchy of invertebrate classification.

  Superorder Diplostraca

Order Laevicaudata (clam shrimp)

    Family Lynceidae -- Wisconsin!

Taxon Information

The Order Laevicaudata 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

  • Laevicaudata, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Oriental, Australasian; 36 species in 3 genera worldwide, 7 Nearctic species in 2 genera] (Brendonck et al., 2008).
  • Laevicaudata, [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.

Web Pages

Site managed by Daniel L. Graf @ University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point