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  Family Conochilidae

Genus Conochilus

    Species C. hippocrepis -- North America.
    Species C. unicornis -- North America.
    Species C. exiguus
    Species C. leptopus
    Species C. natans
    Species C. volvox

Taxon Information

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

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

Literature Records

  • Conochilus, [North America] (Wallace & Snell, 2010).
  • Conochilus, (Segers, 2007).
  • Conochilus (Conochilus), (Segers, 2007).
  • Conochilus, colonies composed of radiating individuals inhabiting coherent gelatinous tubes; 2 common species [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Conochilus, [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).
  • Conochilus, (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. 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.
  • 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.
  • Edmondson, W.T. 1959. Rotifera. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 420-494.

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