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  Family Ilyocryptidae

Genus Ilyocryptus

    Species I. acutifrons -- Wisconsin!
    Species I. sordidus -- Wisconsin!
    Species I. spinifer -- Wisconsin!
    Species I. agilis -- North America.
    Species I. bernerae -- North America.
    Species I. cuneatus -- North America.
    Species I. gouldeni -- North America.
    Species I. nevadensis -- North America.
    Species I. silvaeducensis -- North America.
    Species I. spinosus -- North America.
    Species I. africanus
    Species I. bhardwaji
    Species I. brevidentatus
    Species I. cornutus
    Species I. denticulatus
    Species I. elegans
    Species I. isanensis
    Species I. martensi
    Species I. paranaensis
    Species I. plumosus
    Species I. raridentatus
    Species I. sarsi
    Species I. smirnovi
    Species I. thailandensis
    Species I. timmsi
    Species I. tuberculatus
    Species I. uenoi
    Species I. verrucosus
    Species I. vitali
    Species I. yooni

Taxon Information

The Genus Ilyocryptus 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

  • Ilyocryptus, (Kotov et al., 2013).
  • Ilyocryptus, usually found creeping about on the substrate, especially in vegetated areas [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Ilyocryptus, [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).
  • Ilyocryptus, [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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