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  Order Spinicaudata

Family Limnadiidae

    Genus Eulimnadia -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Limnadia -- North America.
    Genus Afrolimnadia
    Genus Calalimnadia
    Genus Imnadia
    Genus Limnadiopsium
    Genus Limnadopsis
    Genus Metalimnadia
    Genus Paralimnadia

Taxon Information

The Family Limnadiidae 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

  • Limnadiidae, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Oriental, Australasian, Pacific; 55 species in 5 genera worldwide, 10 Nearctic species in 2 genera] (Brendonck et al., 2008).
  • Limnadiidae, [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Limnadiidae, [North America] (Mattox, 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.
  • Mattox, N.T. 1959. Conchostraca. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 577-586.

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