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  Family Bosminidae

Genus Bosmina

    Species B. longirostris -- Wisconsin!
    Species B. freyi -- North America.
    Species B. atlantaensis
    Species B. globosa
    Species B. janoviensis
    Species B. lamellatus
    Species B. liederi
    Species B. longinensis
    Species B. macrorhyncha
    Species B. macrorhynchus
    Species B. minima
    Species B. obtusirostris
    Species B. rectirostris
    Species B. sarsi
    Species B. similis

Taxon Information

The Genus Bosmina 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

  • Bosmina (Bosmina), (Kotov et al., 2013).
  • Bosmina, widely distributed and uncommon [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Bosmina, [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).
  • Bosmina, [North America] (Brooks, 1959).


  • Kotov, A., L. Forró, N.M. Korovchinksy & A. Petrusek. 2013. World checklist of freshwater Cladocera species. World Wide Web electronic publication. Available online at Generated 28 June 2013. 38 pp. [Available online]
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Cladoceran Branchiopoda (Water fleas). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 453-488.
  • Underhill, J.C., W.D. Schmid & D.E. Gilbertson. 1982. Taxonomic Keys to the Common Animals of the North Central States, exclusive of the parasitic worms, terrestrial insects, and birds, 4th edition. 205 pp.
  • Brooks, J.L. 1959. Cladocera. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 587-656.

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