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  Suborder Anostracina

Family Chirocephalidae (+ Polyartemiidae, + Linderiellidae)

    Genus Eubranchipus -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Artemiopsis -- North America.
    Genus Dexteria -- North America.
    Genus Linderiella -- North America.
    Genus Polyartemiella -- North America.
    Genus Branchinectella
    Genus Chirocephalus
    Genus Parartemiopsis
    Genus Polyartemia

Taxon Information

The Family Chirocephalidae 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

  • Chirocephalidae, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Afrotropical, Oriental; 81 species in 9 genera worldwide, 16 Nearctic species in 5 genera] (Brendonck et al., 2008).
  • Chirocephalidae, [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Linderiellidae, 2 species, CA (Smith, 2001).
  • Chirocephalidae, (Dexter, 1959).
  • Polyartemiidae, (Dexter, 1959).


  • 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.
  • Dexter, R.W. 1959. Anostraca. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 558-576.

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