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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Diptera
Suborder: Nematocera
Infraorder: Culicomorpha
Superfamily: Chironomoidea
Family: Chironomidae
Subfamily: Orthocladiinae
Genus: Clunio
Haliday, 1855

Clunio is a genus of non-biting midges in the subfamily Orthocladiinae of the bloodworm family (Chironomidae). All species in the genus are marine. They are found in the intertidal zone of many coasts worldwide. The species Clunio marinus is a long standing model system in Chronobiology and its genome has been sequenced.[1]



  1. ^ Kaiser, Tobias S.; Poehn, Birgit; Szkiba, David; Preussner, Marco; Sedlazeck, Fritz J.; Zrim, Alexander; Neumann, Tobias; Nguyen, Lam-Tung; Betancourt, Andrea J. "The genomic basis of circadian and circalunar timing adaptations in a midge". Nature. doi:10.1038/nature20151. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u Clunio, World Record of Marine Species (WoRMS), retrieved 5 Nov 2013