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  Order Limnomedusae

Family Olindiidae (+ Olindiadidae, + Olindiasidae)

    Genus Craspedacusta -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Calpasoma -- North America.
    Genus Astrohydra
    Genus Keralica
    Genus Limnocnida
    Genus Mansariella
    Genus Aglauropsis
    Genus Cubaia
    Genus Eperetmus
    Genus Gonionemus
    Genus Gossea
    Genus Hexaphilia
    Genus Maeotias
    Genus Nuarchus
    Genus Olindias
    Genus Scolionema
    Genus Vallentinia

Taxon Information

The Family Olindiidae 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

  • Olindiidae, [Palaearctic, Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Oriental, Australasian, Pacific Oceanic Islands; 6-16 freshwater species in 2-4 genera worldwide; 1 Nearctic species] (Jankowski et al., 2008).
  • Olindiasidae, [16 genera, 40 species] "paraphyletic" (Daly et al., 2007).
  • Olindiidae, (Jankowski, 2001).
  • Olindiadidae, (Smith, 2001).
  • Olindiasidae, (Jankowski, 2001).


  • Jankowski, T., A.G. Collins & R. Campbell. 2008. Global diversity of inland water cnidarians. Hydrobiologia 595: 35-40. [Available online]
  • Daly, M., M.R. Brugler, P. Cartwright, A.G. Collins, M.N. Dawson, D.G. Fautin, S.C. France, C.S. McFadden, D.M. Opresko, E. Rodriguez, S.L. Romano & J.L. Stake. 2007. The phylum Cnidaria: A review of phylogenetic patterns and diversity 300 years after Linnaeus. Zootaxa 1668: 127-182. [Available online]
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Cnidaria (Hydroids, jellyfish). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 61-76.
  • Jankowski, T. 2001. The freshwater medusae of the world — a taxonomic and systematic literature study with some remarks on other inland water jellyfish. Hydrobiologia 462: 91-113. [Available online]

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