Caenidae

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Caenidae
Caenis.horaria.jpg
Caenis horaria
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Ephemeroptera
Suborder: Pannota
Superfamily: Ephemerelloidea
Family: Caenidae
Genera

Brachycercus
Caenis
[1]

Caenidae, or the Small Squaregill Mayflies, is a family of insects consisting of 4 genera comprising 26 individual species. [1] They are found throughout North America in lotic, depostional environments, and they are sprawlers.[1] Caenids occur in quiet and even stagnant water and are often overlooked because they are so small. They like to live in silty bottoms, and their gills are specially adapted for such environments. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Mayfly: Caenidae Angler's Curses". Retrieved December 27, 2014.