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  Subfamily Tubificinae

Genus Tubifex

    Species T. fissidens -- midwestern North America.
    Species T. ignotus -- midwestern North America.
    Species T. tubifex -- midwestern North America.
    Species T. nerthus -- North America.
    Species T. newaensis -- North America.
    Species T. conicus
    Species T. kryptus
    Species T. montanus
    Species T. pescei
    Species T. pomoricus
    Species T. smirnowi

Taxon Information

The Genus Tubifex 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

  • Tubifex, [North America] (Govedich et al., 2010).
  • Tubifex, many species, several widespread and common [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Tubifex, (Stimpson & Klemm, 1982).
  • Tubifex, (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.
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Annelida (Polychaetes, Aeolosomatidae, aquatic oligochaetes, Branchiobdellida, leeches). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 269-325.
  • 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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