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Distribution path and Subregions of Continents (More Checklists)
Path: Continents
Subregions: Africa (Central Africa, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, West Africa), America (Caribbean, Central America, North America, South America), Antarctica (Adelie Land, Antarctic, Antarctic Islands, Subantarctic Islands), Eurasia (Asia, Caucasus, Europe, Russia), Oceania (Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia)
Taxonomy for Isopoda (Sowbugs) in Continents
Class
Continents
Malacostraca (Latreille, 1802) (Malacostracans) - Systematics
 642 families, 6458 genera, 44103 species
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Subclass
Continents
Eumalacostraca (Grobben, 1892)
 626 families, 6241 genera, 43726 species
Tree
Superorder
Continents
Peracarida (Calman, 1904)
 369 families, 3395 genera, 22088 species
Tree
Order
Continents
Isopoda (Latreille, 1817) (Sowbugs) - Systematics
 132 families, 1675 genera, 12379 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
Continents
    Asellota (Latreille, 1802)
     30 families, 382 genera, 2759 species
Suborder
Continents
    Calabozoida (Van Lieshout, 1983)
     1 family, 1 genus, 1 species
Suborder
Continents
    Cymothoida (Wägele, 1989)
     27 families, 422 genera, 2814 species
Suborder
Continents
    Limnoriidea (Brandt & Poore, 2002)
     3 families, 6 genera, 59 species
Suborder
Continents
    Microcerberidea (Lang, 1961)
     2 families, 8 genera, 56 species
Suborder
Continents
    Oniscidea (Latreille, 1802) (Woodlice)
     26 families, 462 genera, 4263 species
Suborder
Continents
    Phoratopidea (Brandt & Poore, 2003)
     1 family, 1 genus, 1 species
Suborder
Continents
    Phreatoicidea (Stebbing, 1893)
     5 families, 30 genera, 95 species
Suborder
Continents
    Sphaeromatidea (Wägele, 1989)
     7 families, 136 genera, 959 species
Suborder
Continents
    Tainisopidea (Brandt & Poore, 2003)
     1 family, 2 genera, 7 species
Suborder
Continents
    Valvifera (Sars, 1882)
     11 families, 89 genera, 646 species

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Family overview for Isopoda (Sowbugs) in Continents
Acanthaspidiidae (Just, 2001) - 32 Species
Aegidae (White, 1850) - 192 Species
Agnaridae (Schmidt, 2003) - 1 Species
Alloniscidae (Schmidt, 2003) - 23 Species
Amphisopodidae (Nicholls, 1943) - 27 Species
Ancinidae (Tattersall, 1905) - 14 Species
Antarcturidae (Kussakin & Vasina, 1998) - 94 Species
Antheluridae (Kensley & Schotte, 2000) - 18 Species
Anthuridae (Wägele, 1982) - 321 Species
Anuropidae (Stebbing, 1893) - 6 Species
Archaeoniscidae (Haack, 1918) - 3 Species
Arcturidae (Dana, 1849) - 165 Species
Arcturididae (Poore, 2001) - 1 Species
Armadillidae (Brandt, 1831) - 693 Species
Armadillidiidae (Brandt, 1833) - 464 SpeciesRoly polies
Asconiscidae (Bonnier, 1900) - 1 Species
Asellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 478 SpeciesWater slaters
Atlantasellidae (Sket, 1979) - 2 Species
Austrarcturellidae (Poore & Bardsley, 1992) - 44 Species
Balloniscidae (Araujo & Zaido, 1995) - 10 Species
Bathynataliidae (Poore, 2005) - 4 Species
Bathytropidae (Vandel, 1952) - 33 Species
Berytoniscidae (Vandel, 1973) - 1 Species
Bopyridae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 630 Species
Buddelundiellidae (G. O. Sars, 1899) - 19 Species
Cabiropidae (Giard & Bonnier, 1887) - 14 Species
Calabozoidae (Van Lieshout, 1983) - 1 Species
Chaetiliidae (Dana, 1849) - 47 Species
Cirolanidae (Dana, 1852) - 548 SpeciesCave Isopods
Colypuridae (Richardson, 1905) - 1 Species
Corallanidae (Nunomura, 2006) - 88 Species
Crinoniscidae (Bonnier, 1900) - 4 Species
Cryptoniscidae (Kossmann, 1880) - 21 Species
Cylisticidae (Verhoeff, 1949) - 70 Species
Cymothoidae (Leach, 1818) - 356 Species
Cyproniscidae (Giard & Bonnier, 1887) - 8 Species
Dajidae (Giard & Bonnier, 1887) - 39 Species
Delatorreidae (Verhoeff, 1938) - 1 Species
Dendrotiidae (Vanhöffen, 1914) - 23 Species
Desmosomatidae (Brix, 2006) - 112 Species
Detonidae (Budde-lund, 1906) - 6 Species
Dubioniscidae (Vandel, 1953) - 12 Species
Echinocarididae (Clarke, 1900) - 8 Species
Echinothambematidae (Menzies, 1962) - 1 Species
Entoniscidae (Kossmann, 1881) - 24 Species
Eubelidae (Taiti, Ferrara & Davolos, 2000) - 247 Species
Expanathuridae (Nunomura, 1984) - 59 Species
Gnathiidae (Leach, 1814) - 208 Species
Gnathostenetroididae (Kussakin, 1967) - 16 Species
Hadromastacidae (Bruce & Müller, 1991) - 3 Species
Halophilosciidae (Verhoeff, 1908) - 13 Species
Haplomunnidae (Wilson, 1976) - 9 Species
Haploniscidae (Hansen, 1916) - 99 Species
Hekelidae (Ferrara, 1977) - 1 Species
Hemioniscidae (Bonnier, 1900) - 7 Species
Holidoteidae (Wägele, 1989) - 20 Species
Holognathidae (G. Thomson, 1904) - 30 Species
Hypsimetopidae (Nicholls, 1943) - 1 Species
Hypsimetopodidae (Nicholls, 1943) - 6 Species
Hyssuridae (Wägele, 1981) - 42 Species
Idoteidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 232 Species
Irmaosidae (Ferrara & Taiti, 1983) - 2 Species
Ischnomesidae (Hansen, 1916) - 94 Species
Janirellidae (Menzies, 1956) - 30 Species
Janiridae (Sars, 1897) - 164 Species
Joeropsididae (Nordenstam, 1933) - 73 Species
Katianiridae (Svavarsson, 1987) - 7 Species
Keuphyliidae (Bruce, 1980) - 1 Species
Leptanthuridae (Poore, 2001) - 100 Species
Ligiidae (Leach, 1814) - 115 SpeciesRock Slaters
Limnoriidae (White, 1850) - 55 SpeciesGribble worm
Macrostylidae (Hansen, 1916) - 44 Species
Mesamphisopodidae (Nicholls, 1943) - 1 Species
Mesoniscidae (Verhoeff, 1908) - 11 Species
Mesosignidae (Schultz, 1969) - 16 Species
Microcerberidae (Karaman, 1933) - 54 Species
Microniscidae - 1 Species
Microparasellidae (Karaman, 1933) - 84 Species
Munnidae (Sars, 1897) - 105 Species
Munnopsidae (Lilljeborg, 1864) - 365 Species
Mysidae (Haworth, 1825) - 901 Species
Nannoniscidae (Hansen, 1916) - 67 Species
Olibrinidae (Vandel, 1973) - 13 Species
Oniscidae (Latreille, 1802) - 82 SpeciesSowbugs
Orithopsidae (Schweitzer, Feldmann, Fam, Hessin, Hetrick, Nyborg, 2003) - 3 Species
Palaeophreatoicidae (Birshtein, 1962) - 2 Species
Paramunnidae (Vanhöffen, 1914) - 172 Species
Paranthuridae (Menzies & Glynn, 1968) - 95 Species
Philosciidae (Kinahan, 1857) - 630 Species
Phoratopodidae (Hale, 1925) - 1 Species
Phreatoicidae (Chilton, 1891) - 58 Species
Plakarthriidae (Hansen, 1905) - 3 Species
Platyarthridae (Verhoeff, 1949) - 126 Species
Pleurocopidae (Fresi & Schiecke, 1972) - 7 Species
Podasconidae (Giard & Bonnier, 1895) - 1 Species
Ponderellidae (Wilson & Keable, 2004) - 2 Species
Porcellionidae (Brandt & Ratzeburg, 1831) - 606 Species
Protognathiidae (Wägele & Brandt, 1988) - 2 Species
Protojaniridae (Fresi, Idato & Scipione, 1980) - 12 Species
Pseudarmadillidae (Vandel, 1973) - 16 Species
Pseudidotheidae (Ohlin, 1901) - 5 Species
Pseudojaniridae (Wilson, 1986) - 9 Species
Pudeoniscidae (Lemos De Castro, 1973) - 4 Species
Rectarcturidae (Poore, 2001) - 7 Species
Rhabdochiridae (Richardson, 1905) - 1 Species
Rhyscotidae (Budde-lund, 1908) - 24 Species
Santiidae (Wilson, 1987) - 23 Species
Schoebliidae (Verhoeff, 1938) - 2 Species
Scleropactidae (Verhoeff, 1938) - 60 Species
Scyphacidae (Dana, 1852) - 64 Species
Serolidae (Dana, 1852) - 154 Species
Spelaeoniscidae (Vandel, 1948) - 19 Species
Sphaeromatidae (Latreille, 1825) - 773 Species
Sphaeroniscidae (Vandel, 1964) - 43 Species
Stenasellidae (Dudich, 1924) - 81 Species
Stenetriidae (Hansen, 1905) - 94 Species
Stenoniscidae (Budde-lund, 1904) - 8 Species
Styloniscidae (Vandel, 1952) - 86 Species
Tainisopidae (Wilson, 2003) - 7 Species
Tecticipitidae (Bruce, 1993) - 8 Species
Tendosphaeridae (Verhoeff, 1930) - 6 Species
Thambematidae (Stebbing, 1913) - 1 Species
Titaniidae (Verhoeff, 1938) - 6 Species
Torynommatidae - 3 Species
Trachelipodidae (Strouhal, 1953) - 281 Species
Trichoniscidae (G. O. Sars, 1899) - 734 Species
Tridentellidae (Bruce, 1984) - 20 Species
Turanoniscidae (Borutzkii, 1969) - 1 Species
Tylidae (Dana, 1852) - 31 Species
Urdidae (Kunth, 1870) - 1 Species
Vermectiadidae (Just & Poore, 1992) - 1 Species
Xenarcturidae (Sheppard, 1957) - 1 Species
Xenosellidae (Just, 2005) - 1 Species
133 Families with 12333 Species in Continents
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Species overview - Checklist for Isopoda in Continents without family allocation
Species with CNext  
Capitoniscus australis (Bourdon, 1981)Info
Carocryptus laticephalus (Schultz, 1977)Info
Cryptocisus laevis (Schultz, 1977)Info
Cryptocotitus acus (Schultz, 1977)Info
Cryptonus truncatus (Schultz, 1977)Info
Species with EBack  Next  Top
Elocryptus amplitruncus (Schultz, 1977)Info
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Gorgoniscus incisodactylus (Grygier, 1981)Info
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Iolella alascensis -> Tole alascensisInfo
Iolella glabra -> Tole glabraInfo
Iolella sarsi -> Tole sarsiInfo
Iolella speciosa (Bovallius, 1881)Info
Iolella spinosa -> Tole spinosaInfo
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Jaerella armata (Richardson, 1911)Info
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Lironeca bowmani -> Livoneca bowmaniInfo
Lironeca californica -> Elthusa californicaInfo
Lironeca caudata -> Elthusa caudataInfo
Lironeca convexa Richardson, 1905Info
Lironeca frontalis -> Elthusa frontalisInfo
Lironeca indica -> Norileca indicaInfo
Lironeca menziesi -> Elthusa menziesiInfo
Lironeca methepia -> Elthusa methepiaInfo
Lironeca ovalis -> Livoneca redmaniiInfo
Lironeca philippinensis -> Elthusa philippinensisInfo
Lironeca propinqua -> Elthusa propinquaInfo
Lironeca puhi -> Ichthyoxenus puhiInfo
Lironeca raynaudii -> Elthusa raynaudiiInfo
Lironeca redmanii -> Livoneca redmaniiInfo
Lironeca sacciger -> Elthusa saccigerInfo
Lironeca texana -> Livoneca texanaInfo
Lironeca triangulata -> Norileca triangulataInfo
Lironeca tropicalis -> Elthusa tropicalisInfo
Lironeca turgidula -> Elthusa turgidulaInfo
Lironeca vulgaris -> Elthusa vulgarisInfo
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Nalocryptus longicaudatus (Schultz, 1977)Info
Neritoniscus euphoticus (Schultz, 1977)Info
Nococryptus angustus (Schultz, 1977)Info
Species with OBack  Next  Top
Onocryptus alatus (Schultz, 1977)Info
Osicryptus hirsutus (Schultz, 1977)Info
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Reboursia ranvillensis (Guinot, Wilson & Schram, 2005)Info
Rhacura pulchra (Richardson, 1908)Info
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Tole alascensis (Benedict, 1905)Info
Tole glabra (Richardson, 1908)Info
Tole laciniata (Sars, 1872)Info
Tole libbeyi (Ortmann, 1901)Info
Tole sarsi (Richardson, 1905)Info
Tole spinosa (Harger, 1879)Info
Tole spinosissima (Stephensen, 1936)Info
Trichopleon ramosum (Beddard, 1886)Info
Trisopodoniscus abyssorum (Bourdon, 1981)Info
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Urias spinosus (Richardson, 1911)Info
50 Species in Isopoda for Continents listed without family allocation
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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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