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Type: Article
Published: 2014-06-05
Page range: 463–490
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Contribution to the freshwater gastrotrich fauna of wetland areas of southwestern Ontario (Canada) with redescriptions of seven species and a check-list for North America

Aubingerstr. 103, 81243 München, Germany
Department of Zoology, Swedish Museum of Natural History, PO Box 50007, SE 104 05 Stockholm, Sweden
Gastrotricha Nearctic Natural wetlands Check-list Paucitubulatina


This study gives additional, detailed information on the freshwater gastrotrich species described and reported from the southwestern regions of Ontario and New Brunswick, Canada by Schwank (1990). Aspidiophorus ontarioniensis, Chaetonotus (Chaetonotus) furculatus, Chaetonotus (Chaetonotus) ontariensis, Chaetonotus (Primochaetus) annae, Ichthydium malleum, Lepidodermella forficulata and Setopus lemnicola are all redescribed. In addition, a complete list of freshwater species currently known from North America is given.