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  Family Macrothricidae

Genus Macrothrix

    Species M. laticornis -- Wisconsin!
    Species M. rosea -- midwestern North America.
    Species M. agsensis -- North America.
    Species M. borystherica -- North America.
    Species M. hirsuticornis -- North America.
    Species M. mexicanus -- North America.
    Species M. montana -- North America.
    Species M. smirnovi -- North America.
    Species M. spinosa -- North America.
    Species M. acutirostris
    Species M. albuferae
    Species M. atahualpa
    Species M. boergeni
    Species M. brandorffi
    Species M. brevicornis
    Species M. breviseta
    Species M. burstalis
    Species M. camjatae
    Species M. capensis
    Species M. carinata
    Species M. dadayi
    Species M. elegans
    Species M. flabelligera
    Species M. flagellata
    Species M. gauthieri
    Species M. hardingi
    Species M. hystrix
    Species M. indistincta
    Species M. longiseta
    Species M. magna
    Species M. malaysiensis
    Species M. marthae
    Species M. novamexicana
    Species M. odiosa
    Species M. oviformis
    Species M. paulensis
    Species M. pectinata
    Species M. pennigera
    Species M. pholpunthini
    Species M. pseudospinosa
    Species M. rectirostris
    Species M. ruehei
    Species M. sarsi
    Species M. schauinslandi
    Species M. shadini
    Species M. sierrafriatensis
    Species M. sioli
    Species M. superaculeata
    Species M. tabrizensis
    Species M. timmsi
    Species M. tobaensis
    Species M. tripectinata
    Species M. triserialis
    Species M. vietnamensis
    Species M. williamsi

Taxon Information

The Genus Macrothrix 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

  • Macrothrix, (Kotov et al., 2013).
  • Macrothrix, [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Macrothrix, [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).
  • Macrothrix, [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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