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  Family Plumatellidae

Genus Plumatella

    Species P. casmiana -- midwestern North America.
    Species P. emarginata -- midwestern North America.
    Species P. fruticosa -- midwestern North America.
    Species P. repens -- midwestern North America.
    Species P. similirepens -- midwestern North America.
    Species P. bushnelli -- North America.
    Species P. mukaii -- North America.
    Species P. nitens -- North America.
    Species P. nodulosa -- North America.
    Species P. orbisperma -- North America.
    Species P. recluse -- North America.
    Species P. reticulata -- North America.
    Species P. vaihiriae -- North America.
    Species P. agilis
    Species P. bombayensis
    Species P. crassipes
    Species P. daurica
    Species P. frici
    Species P. fungosa
    Species P. ganapati
    Species P. geimermassardi
    Species P. javanica
    Species P. kaltanensis
    Species P. longigemmis
    Species P. marcusi
    Species P. marlieri
    Species P. patagonica
    Species P. philippinensis
    Species P. princeps
    Species P. relevata
    Species P. rieki
    Species P. rugosa
    Species P. siolii
    Species P. suwana
    Species P. timwoodi
    Species P. trasimenica
    Species P. velata
    Species P. viganoi

Taxon Information

The Genus Plumatella 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

  • Plumatella, [North America] (Wood, 2010).
  • Plumatella, [37 species] (Massard & Geimer, 2008).
  • Plumatella, many species in a variety of habitats, widely distributed with several common species [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Plumatella, [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).
  • Plumatella, (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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