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 Major Groups | Insecta (insects) | Ephemeroptera (mayflies) | Baetidae | Platybaetis

Major Group: Insecta
Order: Ephemeroptera
Family: Baetidae
Genus: Platybaetis

Descriptive Features:

  • body dorso-ventrally flattened
  • head prognathous
  • tarsal claws robust with 6-9 large teeth
  • gills single, plate-like on segments 2-7
  • segments of caudal filament with whorls of short setae
  • mid filament shorter than lateral filaments, only 6 segments
  • Total length: nymphs very small, 3 m


    Taxonomic Checklist:
    Platybaetis gagadjuensis Suter, 2001 

    Distribution: NT, N Qld

    Sensitivity Rating:

    Functional Feeding Group: scrapers


    East Alligator River, Cahills Crossing NT



    Information Sources: Webb & Suter 2011, Dean & Suter 1996