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  Order Lumbriculida

Family Lumbriculidae

    Genus Eclipidrilus -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Stylodrilus -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Trichodrilus -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Altmanella -- North America.
    Genus Cookidrilus -- North America.
    Genus Eremidrilus -- North America.
    Genus Kincaidiana -- North America.
    Genus Lumbriculus -- North America.
    Genus Martinidrilus -- North America.
    Genus Pararhynchelmis -- North America.
    Genus Phagodrilus -- North America.
    Genus Pilaridrilus -- North America.
    Genus Rhynchelmis -- North America.
    Genus Secubelmis -- North America.
    Genus Spelaedrilus -- North America.
    Genus Styloscolex -- North America.
    Genus Sylphella -- North America.
    Genus Tenagodrilus -- North America.
    Genus Uktena -- North America.
    Genus Bichaeta
    Genus Guestphalinus
    Genus Hrabea
    Genus Lamprodrilus

Taxon Information

The Family Lumbriculidae 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

  • Lumbriculidae, [North America] (Govedich et al., 2010).
  • Lumbriculidae, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Afrotropical, Oriental, Australasian; 204 species in 26 genera, 57 Nearctic species in 12 genera] (Martin et al., 2008).
  • Lumbriculidae, [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Lumbriculidae, [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).
  • Lumbriculidae, (Goodnight, 1959).


  • Govedich, F.R., B.A. Bain, W.E. Moser, S.R. Gelder, R.W. Davies & R.O. Brinkhurst. 2010. Annelida (Clitellata): Oligochaeta, Branchiobdellida, Hirudinida, and Acanthobdellida. [in] J.H. Thorp & A.P. Covich (eds.). Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates, 3rd edition: 385-436.
  • Martin, P., E. Martinez-Ansemil, A. Pinder, T. Timm & M.J. Wetzel. 2008. Global diversity of oligochaetous clitellates (”Oligochaeta”; Clitellata) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595: 117-127. [Available online]
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Annelida (Polychaetes, Aeolosomatidae, aquatic oligochaetes, Branchiobdellida, leeches). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 269-325.
  • 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.
  • Goodnight, C.J. 1959. Oligochaeta. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 522-537.

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