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  Family Pleuroceridae

Genus Pleurocera

    Species P. acuta -- Wisconsin!
    Species P. alveare -- North America.
    Species P. annulifera -- North America.
    Species P. brumbyi -- North America.
    Species P. canaliculata -- North America.
    Species P. corpulenta -- North America.
    Species P. curta -- North America.
    Species P. foremani -- North America.
    Species P. gradata -- North America.
    Species P. nobilis -- North America.
    Species P. parva -- North America.
    Species P. postelli -- North America.
    Species P. prasinata -- North America.
    Species P. pyrenella -- North America.
    Species P. showalteri -- North America.
    Species P. striatum -- North America.
    Species P. trochiformis -- North America.
    Species P. uncialis -- North America.
    Species P. vestita -- North America.
    Species P. walkeri -- North America.

Taxon Information

The Genus Pleurocera 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

  • Pleurocera, [North America] (Johnson et al., 2013).
  • Pleurocera, "Mississippi, Great Lakes, and Hudson River drainages" (Brown & Lydeard, 2010).
  • Pleurocera, 21 species, interior U.S. and St. Lawrence River system (Smith, 2001).
  • Pleurocera, [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).
  • Pleurocera, "Widely distributed in the eastern half of the U.S. This genus is particularly rich in species in Ala., Tenn., and Ky." (Clench, 1959).


  • Johnson, P.D., A.E. Bogan, K.M. Brown, N.M. Burkhead, J.R. Cordeiro, J.T. Garner, P.D. Hartfield, D.A.W. Lepitzki, G.L. Mackie, E. Pip, T.A. Tarpley, J.S. Tiemann, N.V. Whelan & E.E. Strong. 2013. Conservation Status of Freshwater Gastropods of Canada and the United States. Fisheries 38(6): 247-282.
  • Brown, K.M. & C. Lydeard. 2010. Mollusca: Gastropoda. [in] J.H. Thorp & A.P. Covich (eds.). Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates, 3rd edition: 277-307.
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Mollusca (Gastropods, pelecypods). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 327-400.
  • 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.
  • Clench, W.J. 1959. Mollusca. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 1117-1160.

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