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  Suborder Anostracina

Family Streptocephalidae

    Genus Streptocephalus -- midwestern North America.

Taxon Information

The Family Streptocephalidae has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from midwestern states of North America.

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

Literature Records

  • Streptocephalidae, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Afrotropical, Oriental, Australasian; 56 species in 1 genus worldwide, 15 Nearctic species] (Brendonck et al., 2008).
  • Streptocephalidae, 8 species mostly restricted to the southwestern U.S., a few widely distributed (Smith, 2001).
  • Streptocephalidae, "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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