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Distribution path and Subregions of Africa (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa
Subregions: Central Africa (Angola, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, São Tomé and Príncipe), East Africa (Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Indian Ocean islands, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Somaliland, Southeast Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe), North Africa (Algeria, Libya, Macaronesia, Morocco, Sahara, Sudan, Tunisia), Southern Africa (Lesotho, Namibia, Republic South Africa), West Africa (Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, West coast of Africa)
Taxonomy for Isopoda (Sowbugs) in Africa
Class
Africa
Malacostraca (Latreille, 1802) (Malacostracans) - Systematics
 377 families, 1989 genera, 7501 species
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Subclass
Africa
Eumalacostraca (Grobben, 1892)
 373 families, 1957 genera, 7453 species
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Superorder
Africa
Peracarida (Calman, 1904)
 210 families, 894 genera, 3098 species
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Order
Africa
Isopoda (Latreille, 1817) (Sowbugs) - Systematics
 89 families, 544 genera, 2154 species
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Families155    worldwide
Genera1.803    worldwide
Species15.493    worldwide
Common namesSowbugs, Pillbugs, Isopods, Woodlice, Water Slaters, Freshwater Isopods, Isopods and sowbugs
German namesAsseln
Dutch namesPissebedden
Danish namesTanglus
Finnish namesSiirat
Norwegian namesSkrukketroll, Tanglus
Swedish namesGråsuggor och tånglöss
AuthorLatreille, 1817
Distribution
Continents:

Eurasia (Asia, Europe, Russia, Caucasus)

America (North America, South America, Central America, Caribbean)

Africa (East Africa, Southern Africa, Central Africa, North Africa, West Africa)

Oceania (Australasia, Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia)

Antarctica (Antarctic, Subantarctic Islands, Antarctic Islands, Adelie Land)


Ecozones:

Nearctic, Afrotropical, Indo-Pacific

Fossils:

Cenozoic (Paleogene, Neogene, Quaternary)

Paleozoic (Permian, Ordovician, Devonian)

Mesozoic (Cretaceous, Jurassic, Triassic)


World Oceans:

Pacific Ocean (South Pacific, North Pacific, East Pacific, West Pacific, Bering Sea, Kermadec Trench, Aleutian Trench)

Atlantic Ocean (British overseas territory Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Eastern Atlantic Ocean, North Sea, English Channel)

Indian Ocean (Red Sea, Great Australian Bight, Eastern Indian Ocean, Timor Sea, Northern Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal, Southern Indian Ocean)

Antarctic Ocean, Arctic Ocean


Countries
Checklists
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Niue, North Korea, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Somaliland, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, USA, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Links and ReferencesIsopoda in bie.ala.org.au
Isopoda in faunaeur.org
Isopoda in itis.gov
Isopoda in dyntaxa.se
Isopoda in Wikipedia (English)
Suborder
Africa
    Asellota (Latreille, 1802)
     26 families, 118 genera, 339 species
Suborder
Africa
    Cymothoida (Wägele, 1989)
     18 families, 138 genera, 428 species
Suborder
Africa
    Limnoriidea (Brandt & Poore, 2002)
     2 families, 3 genera, 13 species
Suborder
Africa
    Microcerberidea (Lang, 1961)
     1 family, 3 genera, 7 species
Suborder
Africa
    Oniscidea (Latreille, 1802) (Woodlice)
     20 families, 134 genera, 844 species
Suborder
Africa
    Phreatoicidea (Stebbing, 1893)
     2 families, 3 genera, 11 species
Suborder
Africa
    Sphaeromatidea (Wägele, 1989)
     4 families, 44 genera, 159 species
Suborder
Africa
    Valvifera (Sars, 1882)
     8 families, 31 genera, 82 species

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Family overview for Isopoda (Sowbugs) in Africa
Acanthaspidiidae (Just, 2001) - 8 Species
Aegidae (White, 1850) - 22 Species
Alloniscidae (Schmidt, 2003) - 7 Species
Amphisopodidae (Nicholls, 1943) - 10 Species
Ancinidae (Tattersall, 1905) - 1 Species
Antarcturidae (Kussakin & Vasina, 1998) - 9 Species
Antheluridae (Kensley & Schotte, 2000) - 6 Species
Anthuridae (Wägele, 1982) - 60 Species
Arcturidae (Dana, 1849) - 30 Species
Arcturididae (Poore, 2001) - 1 Species
Armadillidae (Brandt, 1831) - 215 Species
Armadillidiidae (Brandt, 1833) - 83 SpeciesRoly polies
Asconiscidae (Bonnier, 1900) - 1 Species
Asellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 23 SpeciesWater slaters
Austrarcturellidae (Poore & Bardsley, 1992) - 2 Species
Bathynataliidae (Poore, 2005) - 2 Species
Bathytropidae (Vandel, 1952) - 4 Species
Bopyridae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 66 Species
Buddelundiellidae (G. O. Sars, 1899) - 1 Species
Cabiropidae (Giard & Bonnier, 1887) - 1 Species
Chaetiliidae (Dana, 1849) - 1 Species
Cirolanidae (Dana, 1852) - 104 SpeciesCave Isopods
Corallanidae (Nunomura, 2006) - 14 Species
Cryptoniscidae (Kossmann, 1880) - 2 Species
Cymothoidae (Leach, 1818) - 67 Species
Dajidae (Giard & Bonnier, 1887) - 5 Species
Dendrotiidae (Vanhöffen, 1914) - 5 Species
Desmosomatidae (Brix, 2006) - 14 Species
Detonidae (Budde-lund, 1906) - 1 Species
Echinothambematidae (Menzies, 1962) - 1 Species
Eubelidae (Taiti, Ferrara & Davolos, 2000) - 210 Species
Expanathuridae (Nunomura, 1984) - 10 Species
Gnathiidae (Leach, 1814) - 25 Species
Gnathostenetroididae (Kussakin, 1967) - 3 Species
Hadromastacidae (Bruce & Müller, 1991) - 1 Species
Halophilosciidae (Verhoeff, 1908) - 2 Species
Haplomunnidae (Wilson, 1976) - 1 Species
Haploniscidae (Hansen, 1916) - 21 Species
Hekelidae (Ferrara, 1977) - 1 Species
Holidoteidae (Wägele, 1989) - 16 Species
Holognathidae (G. Thomson, 1904) - 2 Species
Hyssuridae (Wägele, 1981) - 6 Species
Idoteidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 21 Species
Irmaosidae (Ferrara & Taiti, 1983) - 2 Species
Ischnomesidae (Hansen, 1916) - 8 Species
Janirellidae (Menzies, 1956) - 5 Species
Janiridae (Sars, 1897) - 29 Species
Joeropsididae (Nordenstam, 1933) - 20 Species
Katianiridae (Svavarsson, 1987) - 1 Species
Leptanthuridae (Poore, 2001) - 22 Species
Ligiidae (Leach, 1814) - 12 SpeciesRock Slaters
Limnoriidae (White, 1850) - 12 SpeciesGribble worm
Macrostylidae (Hansen, 1916) - 9 Species
Microcerberidae (Karaman, 1933) - 7 Species
Microparasellidae (Karaman, 1933) - 7 Species
Munnidae (Sars, 1897) - 15 Species
Munnopsidae (Lilljeborg, 1864) - 43 Species
Mysidae (Haworth, 1825) - 75 Species
Nannoniscidae (Hansen, 1916) - 9 Species
Olibrinidae (Vandel, 1973) - 5 Species
Oniscidae (Latreille, 1802) - 8 SpeciesSowbugs
Paramunnidae (Vanhöffen, 1914) - 15 Species
Paranthuridae (Menzies & Glynn, 1968) - 14 Species
Philosciidae (Kinahan, 1857) - 145 Species
Phreatoicidae (Chilton, 1891) - 1 Species
Platyarthridae (Verhoeff, 1949) - 48 Species
Pleurocopidae (Fresi & Schiecke, 1972) - 1 Species
Porcellionidae (Brandt & Ratzeburg, 1831) - 201 Species
Protojaniridae (Fresi, Idato & Scipione, 1980) - 9 Species
Pseudojaniridae (Wilson, 1986) - 2 Species
Rhabdochiridae (Richardson, 1905) - 1 Species
Rhyscotidae (Budde-lund, 1908) - 11 Species
Santiidae (Wilson, 1987) - 7 Species
Schoebliidae (Verhoeff, 1938) - 2 Species
Scleropactidae (Verhoeff, 1938) - 13 Species
Scyphacidae (Dana, 1852) - 7 Species
Serolidae (Dana, 1852) - 9 Species
Spelaeoniscidae (Vandel, 1948) - 11 Species
Sphaeromatidae (Latreille, 1825) - 147 Species
Stenasellidae (Dudich, 1924) - 23 Species
Stenetriidae (Hansen, 1905) - 27 Species
Styloniscidae (Vandel, 1952) - 25 Species
Thambematidae (Stebbing, 1913) - 1 Species
Titaniidae (Verhoeff, 1938) - 6 Species
Trachelipodidae (Strouhal, 1953) - 18 Species
Trichoniscidae (G. O. Sars, 1899) - 25 Species
Tridentellidae (Bruce, 1984) - 2 Species
Tylidae (Dana, 1852) - 7 Species
88 Families with 2152 Species in Africa
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Species overview - Checklist for Isopoda in Africa without family allocation
Lironeca indica -> Norileca indicaInfo
Urias spinosus (Richardson, 1911)Info
2 Species in Isopoda for Africa listed without family allocation
Taxonomy
ClassMalacostraca
Malacostracans, Higher Crustaceans
SubclassEumalacostraca
SuperorderPeracarida
OrderIsopoda
Sowbugs, Pillbugs, Isopods, Woodlice, Water Slaters, Freshwater Isopods, Isopods and sowbugs
AuthorLatreille, 1817
 
Synonyms
Apoda (Hustache, 1930)

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