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  Family Cyzicidae

Genus Cyzicus (+ Caenestheriella)

    Species C. gynecia -- Wisconsin!
    Species C. mexicanus -- midwestern North America.
    Species C. morsei -- midwestern North America.
    Species C. belfragei -- North America.
    Species C. californicus -- North America.
    Species C. elongatus -- North America.
    Species C. setosa -- North America.

Taxon Information

The Genus Cyzicus 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

  • Cyzicus, 4 species, mostly in the western [United States] (Smith, 2001).
  • Caenestheriella, 3 species in the central and western [United States] (Smith, 2001).
  • Cyzicus, [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).
  • Cyzicus, [North America] (Mattox, 1959).
  • Caenestheriella, [North America] (Mattox, 1959).


  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Phyllopodous Branchiopoda (fairy, tadpole, and clam shrimps). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 427-452.
  • 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.
  • Mattox, N.T. 1959. Conchostraca. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 577-586.

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