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  Family Paludicellidae

Genus Paludicella

    Species P. articulata -- midwestern North America.
    Species P. pentagonalis
    Species P. petroglyphus

Taxon Information

The Genus Paludicella 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

  • Paludicella, [North America] (Wood, 2010).
  • Paludicella, [2 species] (Massard & Geimer, 2008).
  • Paludicella, standing and slowly flowing waters; reported from scattered localities chiefly east of the Mississippi River but probably cosmopolitan in the United States; collected as far north as Alaska (Smith, 2001).
  • Paludicella, [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).
  • Paludicella, (Rogick, 1959).


  • Wood, T.S. 2010. Bryozoans. [in] J.H. Thorp & A.P. Covich (eds.). Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates, 3rd edition: 437-454.
  • Massard, J.A. & G. Geimer. 2008. Global diversity of bryozoans (Bryozoa or Ectoprocta) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595: 93-99. [Available online]
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Ectoprocta (Moss animals). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 249-268.
  • 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.
  • Rogick, M.D. 1959. Bryozoa. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 495-507.

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