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  Order Plumatellida

Family Pectinatellidae

    Genus Pectinatella -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Afrindella

Taxon Information

The Family Pectinatellidae 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

  • Pectinatellidae, [North America] (Wood, 2010).
  • Pectinatellidae, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Neotropical, Oriental; 1 species worldwide] (Massard & Geimer, 2008).
  • Pectinatellidae, widely distributed in U.S., but uncommon west of the Mississippi Valley (Smith, 2001).


  • 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.

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