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  Suborder Anomopoda

Family Macrothricidae

    Genus Drepanothrix -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Macrothrix -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Streblocerus -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Bunops -- North America.
    Genus Echinisca -- North America.
    Genus Grimaldina -- North America.
    Genus Lathonura -- North America.
    Genus Wlassiscia -- North America.
    Genus Cactus
    Genus Guernella
    Genus Onchobunops
    Genus Paraphryoxus
    Genus Pseudomoina

Taxon Information

The Family Macrothricidae 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

  • Macrothricidae, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Oriental, Australasian, Pacific, Antarctic; 60 species in 11 genera worldwide, 10 Nearctic species in 6 genera] (Forró et al., 2008).
  • Macrothricidae, [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Macrothricidae, [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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