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Distribution path and Subregions of Europe (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Eurasia - Europe
Subregions: Alps, Atlantic Europe, Central Europe (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia), East Europe (Ukraine), Malta, North Europe (Baltic region, British Isles, Fennoscandia, Germany, Iceland, Scandinavia), South Europe (Iberian Peninsula, Italy, Monaco, San Marino), Southeast Europe (Albania, Balkan Peninsula, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Yugoslavia), West Europe (Austria, Benelux, Channel Islands, France, Pyrenees, Switzerland)
Taxonomy for Isopoda (Sowbugs) in Europe
Class
Europe
Malacostraca (Latreille, 1802) (Malacostracans) - Systematics
 415 families, 2020 genera, 8599 species
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Subclass
Europe
Eumalacostraca (Grobben, 1892)
 406 families, 1958 genera, 8510 species
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Superorder
Europe
Peracarida (Calman, 1904)
 224 families, 1125 genera, 5862 species
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Order
Europe
Isopoda (Latreille, 1817) (Sowbugs) - Systematics
 80 families, 514 genera, 3158 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
Europe
    Asellota (Latreille, 1802)
     22 families, 135 genera, 759 species
Suborder
Europe
    Cymothoida (Wägele, 1989)
     21 families, 124 genera, 347 species
Suborder
Europe
    Limnoriidea (Brandt & Poore, 2002)
     1 family, 1 genus, 5 species
Suborder
Europe
    Microcerberidea (Lang, 1961)
     1 family, 4 genera, 16 species
Suborder
Europe
    Oniscidea (Latreille, 1802) (Woodlice)
     21 families, 171 genera, 1729 species
Suborder
Europe
    Phreatoicidea (Stebbing, 1893)
     2 families, 2 genera, 2 species
Suborder
Europe
    Sphaeromatidea (Wägele, 1989)
     4 families, 25 genera, 114 species
Suborder
Europe
    Valvifera (Sars, 1882)
     6 families, 22 genera, 90 species

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Family overview for Isopoda (Sowbugs) in Europe
Aegidae (White, 1850) - 32 Species
Amphisopodidae (Nicholls, 1943) - 1 Species
Ancinidae (Tattersall, 1905) - 1 Species
Antarcturidae (Kussakin & Vasina, 1998) - 5 Species
Antheluridae (Kensley & Schotte, 2000) - 6 Species
Anthuridae (Wägele, 1982) - 19 Species
Archaeoniscidae (Haack, 1918) - 2 Species
Arcturidae (Dana, 1849) - 32 Species
Armadillidae (Brandt, 1831) - 19 Species
Armadillidiidae (Brandt, 1833) - 310 SpeciesRoly polies
Asconiscidae (Bonnier, 1900) - 1 Species
Asellidae (Latreille, 1802) - 216 SpeciesWater slaters
Bathytropidae (Vandel, 1952) - 11 Species
Bopyridae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 78 Species
Buddelundiellidae (G. O. Sars, 1899) - 18 Species
Cabiropidae (Giard & Bonnier, 1887) - 4 Species
Chaetiliidae (Dana, 1849) - 10 Species
Cirolanidae (Dana, 1852) - 61 SpeciesCave Isopods
Crinoniscidae (Bonnier, 1900) - 2 Species
Cryptoniscidae (Kossmann, 1880) - 13 Species
Cylisticidae (Verhoeff, 1949) - 44 Species
Cymothoidae (Leach, 1818) - 37 Species
Cyproniscidae (Giard & Bonnier, 1887) - 1 Species
Dajidae (Giard & Bonnier, 1887) - 13 Species
Dendrotiidae (Vanhöffen, 1914) - 7 Species
Desmosomatidae (Brix, 2006) - 48 Species
Echinocarididae (Clarke, 1900) - 2 Species
Entoniscidae (Kossmann, 1881) - 16 Species
Expanathuridae (Nunomura, 1984) - 6 Species
Gnathiidae (Leach, 1814) - 28 Species
Gnathostenetroididae (Kussakin, 1967) - 2 Species
Halophilosciidae (Verhoeff, 1908) - 12 Species
Haplomunnidae (Wilson, 1976) - 1 Species
Haploniscidae (Hansen, 1916) - 20 Species
Hemioniscidae (Bonnier, 1900) - 2 Species
Holognathidae (G. Thomson, 1904) - 2 Species
Hyssuridae (Wägele, 1981) - 8 Species
Idoteidae (Samouelle, 1819) - 39 Species
Ischnomesidae (Hansen, 1916) - 36 Species
Janirellidae (Menzies, 1956) - 7 Species
Janiridae (Sars, 1897) - 34 Species
Joeropsididae (Nordenstam, 1933) - 4 Species
Katianiridae (Svavarsson, 1987) - 5 Species
Leptanthuridae (Poore, 2001) - 14 Species
Ligiidae (Leach, 1814) - 26 SpeciesRock Slaters
Limnoriidae (White, 1850) - 5 SpeciesGribble worm
Macrostylidae (Hansen, 1916) - 8 Species
Mesoniscidae (Verhoeff, 1908) - 11 Species
Microcerberidae (Karaman, 1933) - 16 Species
Microniscidae - 1 Species
Microparasellidae (Karaman, 1933) - 56 Species
Munnidae (Sars, 1897) - 17 Species
Munnopsidae (Lilljeborg, 1864) - 96 Species
Mysidae (Haworth, 1825) - 232 Species
Nannoniscidae (Hansen, 1916) - 19 Species
Oniscidae (Latreille, 1802) - 25 SpeciesSowbugs
Orithopsidae (Schweitzer, Feldmann, Fam, Hessin, Hetrick, Nyborg, 2003) - 2 Species
Palaeophreatoicidae (Birshtein, 1962) - 1 Species
Paramunnidae (Vanhöffen, 1914) - 12 Species
Paranthuridae (Menzies & Glynn, 1968) - 4 Species
Philosciidae (Kinahan, 1857) - 85 Species
Platyarthridae (Verhoeff, 1949) - 38 Species
Pleurocopidae (Fresi & Schiecke, 1972) - 1 Species
Podasconidae (Giard & Bonnier, 1895) - 1 Species
Porcellionidae (Brandt & Ratzeburg, 1831) - 346 Species
Pseudidotheidae (Ohlin, 1901) - 2 Species
Scleropactidae (Verhoeff, 1938) - 3 Species
Scyphacidae (Dana, 1852) - 9 Species
Serolidae (Dana, 1852) - 6 Species
Spelaeoniscidae (Vandel, 1948) - 8 Species
Sphaeromatidae (Latreille, 1825) - 105 Species
Stenasellidae (Dudich, 1924) - 32 Species
Stenetriidae (Hansen, 1905) - 2 Species
Stenoniscidae (Budde-lund, 1904) - 5 Species
Styloniscidae (Vandel, 1952) - 16 Species
Tendosphaeridae (Verhoeff, 1930) - 6 Species
Trachelipodidae (Strouhal, 1953) - 109 Species
Trichoniscidae (G. O. Sars, 1899) - 622 Species
Tylidae (Dana, 1852) - 6 Species
79 Families with 3162 Species in Europe
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Species overview - Checklist for Isopoda in Europe without family allocation
Reboursia ranvillensis (Guinot, Wilson & Schram, 2005)Info
Tole laciniata (Sars, 1872)Info
2 Species in Isopoda for Europe 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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