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  Family Sididae

Genus Diaphanosoma (+ Neodiaphanosoma)

    Species D. birgei -- Wisconsin!
    Species D. brachyurum -- Wisconsin!
    Species D. dorotheae -- North America.
    Species D. freyi -- North America.
    Species D. heberti -- North America.
    Species D. leuchtenbergianum -- North America.
    Species D. oligosetum -- North America.
    Species D. amurensis
    Species D. aspinosum
    Species D. australiensis
    Species D. bergamini
    Species D. brevireme
    Species D. celebensis
    Species D. chandramohanii
    Species D. chankensis
    Species D. chilense
    Species D. dentatum
    Species D. dubium
    Species D. dumonti
    Species D. elongatum
    Species D. excisum
    Species D. exspinosa
    Species D. fluviatile
    Species D. lacustris
    Species D. longiremis
    Species D. macrophtalma
    Species D. macrophthalma
    Species D. modigliani
    Species D. mongolianum
    Species D. orghidani
    Species D. orientalis
    Species D. owenae
    Species D. paucispinosum
    Species D. perarmatum
    Species D. polyspinum
    Species D. pseudodubium
    Species D. samoaensis
    Species D. sarsi
    Species D. senegal
    Species D. spinulosum
    Species D. tropicum
    Species D. unguiculatum
    Species D. voltzi
    Species D. winchelli

Taxon Information

The Genus Diaphanosoma 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

  • Diaphanosoma, (Kotov et al., 2013).
  • Diaphanosoma (Neodiaphanosoma), (Kotov et al., 2013).
  • Diaphanosoma, common and widely distributed [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Diaphanosoma, [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).
  • Diaphanosoma, [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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