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  Suborder Anostracina

Family Branchinectidae

    Genus Branchinecta -- North America.
    Genus Archaebranchinecta

Taxon Information

The Family Branchinectidae 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

  • Branchinectidae, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Neotropical, Antarctic; 45 species in 1 genus worldwide, 24 Nearctic species] (Brendonck et al., 2008).
  • Branchinectidae, about 14 species in the western [United States] (Smith, 2001).
  • Branchinectidae, "One genus" (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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