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  Family Filiniidae

Genus Filinia (+ Tetramastix, + Fadeewella)

    Species F. terminalis -- Wisconsin!
    Species F. brachiata -- North America.
    Species F. cornuta -- North America.
    Species F. limnetica -- North America.
    Species F. longiseta -- North America.
    Species F. novaezealandiae -- North America.
    Species F. opoliensis -- North America.
    Species F. passa -- North America.
    Species F. australiensis
    Species F. camasecla
    Species F. grandis
    Species F. hofmanni
    Species F. minuta
    Species F. pejleri
    Species F. saltator

Taxon Information

The Genus Filinia 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

  • Filinia, [North America] (Wallace & Snell, 2010).
  • Filinia, (Segers, 2007).
  • Filinia, several common limnetic species, one very common species [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Tetramastix, one uncommon plankton species; sometimes included in Filinia [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Filinia, [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).
  • Filinia, (Edmondson, 1959).
  • Tetramastix, (Edmondson, 1959).
  • Fadeewella, (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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