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  Family Sparganophilidae

Genus Sparganophilus

    Species S. eiseni -- midwestern North America.
    Species S. tamesis

Taxon Information

The Genus Sparganophilus 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

  • Sparganophilus, at least 1 aquatic species in the [United States] (Smith, 2001).
  • Sparaganophilus [sic], [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).
  • Sparganophilus, "several species of genus known from various regions of the U.S." (Goodnight, 1959).


  • 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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