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  Family Philodinidae

Genus Macrotrachela

    Species M. aculeata -- North America.
    Species M. asperula -- North America.
    Species M. canadensis -- North America.
    Species M. crucicornis -- North America.
    Species M. decora -- North America.
    Species M. ehrenbergii -- North America.
    Species M. habita -- North America.
    Species M. insolita -- North America.
    Species M. multispinosa -- North America.
    Species M. musculosa -- North America.
    Species M. nana -- North America.
    Species M. natans -- North America.
    Species M. papillosa -- North America.
    Species M. plicata -- North America.
    Species M. punctata -- North America.
    Species M. quadricornifera -- North America.
    Species M. speciosa -- North America.
    Species M. allani
    Species M. ambigua
    Species M. angusta
    Species M. armillata
    Species M. bilfingeri
    Species M. brachysoma
    Species M. brevilabris
    Species M. bullata
    Species M. cancrophila
    Species M. compacta
    Species M. concinna
    Species M. cuthberti
    Species M. extensa
    Species M. faveolata
    Species M. festinans
    Species M. formosa
    Species M. fungicola
    Species M. gracillima
    Species M. gunningi
    Species M. herzigana
    Species M. hewitti
    Species M. induta
    Species M. inermis
    Species M. insulana
    Species M. intermedia
    Species M. kallosoma
    Species M. labiata
    Species M. lata
    Species M. latior
    Species M. lepida
    Species M. libera
    Species M. ligulata
    Species M. ligulifera
    Species M. longistyla
    Species M. macmilliani
    Species M. magna
    Species M. mariae
    Species M. microcornis
    Species M. minuta
    Species M. muricata
    Species M. murrayi
    Species M. nixa
    Species M. oblita
    Species M. obtusa
    Species M. ornata
    Species M. pacifica
    Species M. petulans
    Species M. pilousi
    Species M. pinnigera
    Species M. plicatula
    Species M. rostrata
    Species M. samali
    Species M. serrulata
    Species M. smithi
    Species M. sonorensis
    Species M. tenuis
    Species M. timida
    Species M. tuberilabris
    Species M. vanoyei
    Species M. verecunda
    Species M. vesicularis
    Species M. zickendrahti

Taxon Information

The Genus Macrotrachela has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from North America.

(These statements were generated automatically from the WInvertebrates database.)

Literature Records

  • Macrotrachela, [North America] (Wallace & Snell, 2010).
  • Macrotrachela, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Oriental, Autralasian, Pacific, Antarctic; 95 species worldwide, 19 Nearctic species] (Segers, 2008).
  • Macrotrachela, (Segers, 2007).
  • Macrotrachela, with about 80 species [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Macrotrachela, (Edmondson, 1959).


  • Wallace, R.L. & T.W. Snell. 2010. Rotifera. [in] J.H. Thorp & A.P. Covich (eds.). Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates, 3rd edition: 173-235.
  • Segers, H. 2008. Global diversity of rotifers (Rotifera) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595: 49-59. [Available online]
  • Segers, H. 2007. Annotated checklist of the rotifers (Phylum Rotifera), with notes on nomenclature, taxonomy and distribution. Zootaxa 1564. 104 pp. [Available online]
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Rotifera (Wheel animals). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 129-190.
  • Edmondson, W.T. 1959. Rotifera. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 420-494.

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