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  Family Chydoridae

Genus Leydigia

    Species L. acanthocercoides -- Wisconsin!
    Species L. leydigi -- Wisconsin!
    Species L. fimbriata -- North America.
    Species L. louisi -- North America.
    Species L. quadrangularis -- North America.
    Species L. australis
    Species L. balatonica
    Species L. ceylonica
    Species L. ciliata
    Species L. denticulatus
    Species L. fluminea
    Species L. glabra
    Species L. hardingi
    Species L. iberica
    Species L. ipojucae
    Species L. korovchinskyi
    Species L. laevis
    Species L. longiseta
    Species L. macrodonta
    Species L. melghatensis
    Species L. microps
    Species L. propinqua
    Species L. schubarti
    Species L. striata
    Species L. trichura
    Species L. trispinosa

Taxon Information

The Genus Leydigia 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

  • Leydigia, (Kotov et al., 2013).
  • Leydigia, uncommon [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Leydigia, [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).
  • Leydigia, [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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