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  Family Asplanchnidae

Genus Asplanchna

    Species A. brightwellii -- North America.
    Species A. girodi -- North America.
    Species A. herrickii -- North America.
    Species A. intermedia -- North America.
    Species A. priodonta -- North America.
    Species A. sieboldii -- North America.
    Species A. silvestrii -- North America.
    Species A. amphora
    Species A. asymmetrica
    Species A. henrietta
    Species A. silvestris
    Species A. tropica

Taxon Information

The Genus Asplanchna 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

  • Asplanchna, [North America] (Wallace & Snell, 2010).
  • Asplanchna, (Segers, 2007).
  • Asplanchna, about 6 very common plankton species [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Asplanchna, [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).
  • Asplanchna, (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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