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  Suborder Anomopoda

Family Bosminidae

    Genus Bosmina -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Eubosmina -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Bosminopsis -- North America.
    Genus Liederobosmina -- North America.
    Genus Lunobosmina -- North America.
    Genus Neobosmina -- North America.
    Genus Sinobosmina

Taxon Information

The Family Bosminidae 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

  • Bosminidae, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Oriental, Australasian, Pacific; 14 species in 2 genera worldwide, 8 Nearctic species in 2 genera] (Forró et al., 2008).
  • Bosminidae, [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Bosminidae, [North America] (Brooks, 1959).


  • Forró, L. N.M. Korovchinsky, A.A. Kotov & A. Petrusek. 2008. Global diversity of cladocerans (Cladocera; Crustacea) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595: 177-184. [Available online]
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Cladoceran Branchiopoda (Water fleas). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 453-488.
  • Brooks, J.L. 1959. Cladocera. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 587-656.

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