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  Family Naididae

Subfamily Tubificinae

    Genus Aulodrilus -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Isochaetides -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Limnodrilus -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Potamothrix -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Quistadrilus -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Tasserkidrilus -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Varichaetadrilus -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Psammoryctides -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Spirosperma -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Tubifex -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Arctodrilus -- North America.
    Genus Haber -- North America.
    Genus Ilyodrilus -- North America.
    Genus Teneridrilus -- North America.
    Genus Antipodrilus
    Genus Embolocephalus
    Genus Krenedrilus
    Genus Tubificidarum
    Genus Baltidrilus
    Genus Clitellio
    Genus Kopilrok
    Genus Peipsidrilus
    Genus Sketodrilus
    Genus Tubificoides

Taxon Information

The Subfamily Tubificinae 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

  • Tubificidae: Tubificinae, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Oriental, Australasian; 217 species in 31 genera, 49 Nearctic species in 31 genera] (Martin et al., 2008).
  • Tubificidae, [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Tubificidae, [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).
  • Tubificidae, (Stimpson & Klemm, 1982).
  • Tubificidae, (Goodnight, 1959).


  • 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.
  • Stimpson, K.S. & D.J. Klemm. 1982. A guide to the freshwater Tubificidae (Annelida: Clitellata: Oligochaeta) of North America. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 61 pp. [Available online]
  • Goodnight, C.J. 1959. Oligochaeta. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 522-537.

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