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  Family Trichotriidae

Genus Macrochaetus

    Species M. collinsii -- North America.
    Species M. longipes -- North America.
    Species M. sericus -- North America.
    Species M. subquadratus -- North America.
    Species M. altamirai
    Species M. americanus
    Species M. aspera
    Species M. aspinus
    Species M. australiensis
    Species M. danneeli
    Species M. dispar
    Species M. hauerianus
    Species M. intermedia
    Species M. kostei
    Species M. longisetus
    Species M. multispinosus
    Species M. paggiensae
    Species M. philopax

Taxon Information

The Genus Macrochaetus 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

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