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Distribution path and Subregions of West Africa (More Checklists)
Path: Continents - Africa - West Africa
Subregions: Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria (South Nigeria), Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, West coast of Africa
Taxonomy for Isopoda (Sowbugs) in West Africa
Class
West Africa
Malacostraca (Latreille, 1802) (Malacostracans) - Systematics
 164 families, 471 genera, 1144 species
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Subclass
West Africa
Eumalacostraca (Grobben, 1892)
 163 families, 470 genera, 1143 species
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Superorder
West Africa
Peracarida (Calman, 1904)
 62 families, 142 genera, 297 species
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Order
West Africa
Isopoda (Latreille, 1817) (Sowbugs) - Systematics
 26 families, 79 genera, 157 species
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Families155    worldwide
Genera1.803    worldwide
Species15.491    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
West Africa
    Asellota (Latreille, 1802)
     5 families, 15 genera, 27 species
Suborder
West Africa
    Cymothoida (Wägele, 1989)
     6 families, 24 genera, 37 species
Suborder
West Africa
    Microcerberidea (Lang, 1961)
     1 family, 1 genus, 1 species
Suborder
West Africa
    Oniscidea (Latreille, 1802) (Woodlice)
     10 families, 23 genera, 38 species
Suborder
West Africa
    Sphaeromatidea (Wägele, 1989)
     1 family, 4 genera, 7 species
Suborder
West Africa
    Valvifera (Sars, 1882)
     1 family, 4 genera, 5 species

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Family overview for Isopoda (Sowbugs) in West Africa
Anthuridae (Wägele, 1982) - 7 Species
Arcturidae (Dana, 1849) - 5 Species
Armadillidae (Brandt, 1831) - 9 Species
Armadillidiidae (Brandt, 1833) - 1 SpeciesRoly polies
Bopyridae (Rafinesque, 1815) - 7 Species
Cirolanidae (Dana, 1852) - 4 SpeciesCave Isopods
Cymothoidae (Leach, 1818) - 16 Species
Eubelidae (Taiti, Ferrara & Davolos, 2000) - 39 Species
Halophilosciidae (Verhoeff, 1908) - 2 Species
Ischnomesidae (Hansen, 1916) - 1 Species
Janiridae (Sars, 1897) - 2 Species
Leptanthuridae (Poore, 2001) - 2 Species
Ligiidae (Leach, 1814) - 2 SpeciesRock Slaters
Microcerberidae (Karaman, 1933) - 1 Species
Munnidae (Sars, 1897) - 2 Species
Munnopsidae (Lilljeborg, 1864) - 3 Species
Mysidae (Haworth, 1825) - 13 Species
Paranthuridae (Menzies & Glynn, 1968) - 1 Species
Philosciidae (Kinahan, 1857) - 7 Species
Platyarthridae (Verhoeff, 1949) - 6 Species
Porcellionidae (Brandt & Ratzeburg, 1831) - 6 Species
Rhyscotidae (Budde-lund, 1908) - 3 Species
Sphaeromatidae (Latreille, 1825) - 7 Species
Stenasellidae (Dudich, 1924) - 9 Species
Trachelipodidae (Strouhal, 1953) - 1 Species
Trichoniscidae (G. O. Sars, 1899) - 1 Species
26 Families with 157 Species in West Africa
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Species overview - Checklist for Isopoda in West Africa
Species with ANext  
Acrobelione langi (Van Name, 1920)Info
Agabiformius lentus (Budde-lund, 1885)Info
Agnara madagascariensis (Budde-lund, 1885)Info
Allokepon monodi (Bourdon, 1967)Info
Anilocra capensis (Leach, 1818)Info
Anilocra guinensis (Bovallius, 1887)Info
Anuropodione senegalensis (Bourdon, 1967)Info
Apanthura senegalensis (Barnard, 1925)Info
Aporobopyrus gracilis (Nierstrasz & Brender à Brandis, 1929)Info
Arctopsis melitensis (Koehler, 1911)Info
Arcturina rhomboidalis (Koehler, 1911)Info
Arcturopsis rudis (Koehler, 1911)Info
Arcturopsis senegalensis (Koehler, 1911)Info
Astacilla monodi (Tattersall, 1925)Info
Species with BBack  Next  Top
Bathynomus giganteus (A. Milne-edwards, 1879)Giant IsopodInfo
Bathynomus kapala (Griffin, 1975)Info
Boreomysis acuminata (O. Tattersall, 1955)Info
Boreomysis bispinosa (O. Tattersall, 1955)Info
Boreomysis illigi (O. Tattersall, 1955)Info
Boreomysis microps (G.o. Sars, 1883)Info
Species with CBack  Next  Top
Carpias ichthyoxenos (Monod, 1961)Info
Ceratothoa oestroides (Risso, 1816)Info
Congophiloscia albofasciata (Arcangeli, 1950)Info
Congophiloscia bolamae (Schmalfuss & Ferrara, 1978)Info
Coxicerberus rossii (Baldari & Argano, 1982)Sorghum midgeInfo
Ctenorillo fagei (Paulian De Felice, 1940)Info
Ctenorillo guinensis (Schmalfuss & Ferrara, 1983)Info
Cubaris murina (Brandt, 1833)Info
Cyathura carinata (Krøyer, 1847)Info
Cyathura eremophila (Monod, 1925)Info
Cymodoce robusta (Nierstrasz, 1918)Info
Cymothoa plebeia (Schioedte & Meinert, 1884)Info
Species with DBack  Next  Top
Dactylokepon marchadi (Bourdon, 1967)Info
Species with EBack  Next  Top
Ethelum africanum (Ferrara & Schmalfuss, 1976)Info
Ethelum attenuatum (Richardson, 1907)Info
Ethelum liberiensis (Richardson, 1907)Info
Ethelum rotundatum (Richardson, 1907)Info
Ethelumoides holthuisi (Ferrara & Taiti, 1989)Info
Ethelumoris parallelus (Richardson, 1907)Info
Eubelum asperius (Van Name, 1920)Info
Eubelum lubricum (Budde-lund, 1885)Info
Eubelum pseudoasperius (Ferrara & Schmalfuss, 1976)Info
Eurycope canariensis (Wilson, 1982)Info
Eurycope juvenalis (Wilson, 1982)Info
Eurydice mauritanica (De Grave & Jones, 1991)Info
Species with GBack  Next  Top
Gastrosaccus lobatus -> Haplostylus lobatusInfo
Gastrosaccus normani -> Haplostylus normaniInfo
Gastrosaccus spinifer (Goës, 1864)Info
Glossobius hemiramphi (Williams & Williams, 1985)Info
Glossobius impressus (Say, 1818)Info
Species with HBack  Next  Top
Haliophasma barnardi (Monod, 1927)Info
Haliophasma dakarensis (Barnard, 1925)Info
Halophiloscia couchii (Kinahan, 1858)Info
Halophiloscia guernei (Dollfus, 1887)Info
Haplostylus lobatus (Nouvel, 1951)Info
Haplostylus normani (Sars G.o., 1877)Info
Heteromesus drachi (Chardy, 1974)Info
Species with IBack  Next  Top
Iais californica (Richardson, 1904)Info
Ilyarachna triangulata (Menzies, 1962)Info
Ischyromene australoides (Barnard, 1940)Info
Species with LBack  Next  Top
Leonoscia bicolorata (Ferrara & Schmalfuss, 1985)Info
Leptanthura affinis (Bonnier, 1896)Info
Leptanthura truncata (Richardson, 1901)Info
Ligia exotica (Roux, 1828)Wharf roachInfo
Ligia gracilipes (Budde-lund, 1885)Info
Species with MBack  Next  Top
Magniezia africana (Monod, 1945)Info
Magniezia guinensis (Braga, 1950)Info
Magniezia laticarpa (Birstein, 1972)Info
Magniezia studiosorum (Sket, 1969)Info
Malacanthura truncata (Hansen, 1916)Info
Mesarmadillo albescens (Ferrara & Schmalfuss, 1976)Info
Mesarmadillo albicornis (Budde-lund, 1899)Info
Mesarmadillo eubeloides (Ferrara & Schmalfuss, 1985)Info
Mesarmadillo flavimarginatus (Richardson, 1907)Info
Mesarmadillo ghanensis (Ferrara & Schmalfuss, 1976)Info
Mesarmadillo hastatus (Richardson, 1907)Info
Mesarmadillo marginatus (Dollfus, 1892)Info
Mesarmadillo pfaui (Ferrara & Schmalfuss, 1976)Info
Mesarmadillo quadricoloratus (Richardson, 1907)Info
Mesarmadillo quadrimaculatus (Budde-lund, 1899)Info
Mesarmadillo similis (Richardson, 1907)Info
Mesarmadillo tuberculatus (Dollfus, 1892)Info
Mesarmadillo variegatus (Richardson, 1907)Info
Mesopodopsis slabberi (Van Beneden, 1861)Info
Metastenasellus powelli (Magniez, 1979)Info
Metastenasellus tarrissei (Magniez, 1979)Info
Metastenasellus wikkiensis (Lincoln, 1972)Info
Metoponorthus pruinosus -> Porcellionides pruinosusInfo
Microcercus beroni (Taiti & Ferrara, 1981)Info
Microcercus rotundatus (Richardson, 1907)Info
Microcercus senegalensis (Dollfus, 1898)Info
Microcercus silvestrii (Ferrara & Schmalfuss, 1976)Info
Mothocya longicopa (Bruce, 1986)Info
Mothocya trillesi (Rokicki, 1986)Info
Munna powelli -> Uromunna powelliInfo
Species with NBack  Next  Top
Natatolana borealis (Lilljeborg, 1851)Info
Nerocila armata (Dana, 1853)Info
Nerocila trichiura (Miers, 1877)Info
Niambia brevicauda (Schmalfuss & Ferrara, 1978)Info
Niambia eburnea (Vandel, 1953)Info
Niambia palmetensis (Vandel, 1959)Info
Niambia senegalensis (Schmalfuss & Ferrara, 1978)Info
Notanthura barnardi (Monod, 1927)Info
Species with PBack  Next  Top
Paracerceis dollfusi (Lombardo, 1985)Info
Parastenasellus chappuisi (Remy, 1938)Info
Periscyphops alluaudi (Dollfus, 1892)Info
Periscyphops brevicaudatus (Richardson, 1907)Info
Periscyphops chopardi (Paulian De Felice, 1940)Info
Periscyphops cooki (Richardson, 1907)Info
Periscyphops dubius (Ferrara & Schmalfuss, 1976)Info
Periscyphops occidentalis (Ferrara & Schmalfuss, 1985)Info
Periscyphops ogonensis (Ferrara & Schmalfuss, 1985)Info
Periscyphops penicilliger (Verhoeff, 1942)Info
Periscyphops pseudosilvanus (Ferrara & Schmalfuss, 1976)Info
Periscyphops silvanus (Budde-lund, 1899)Info
Periscyphops squamosus (Budde-lund, 1899)Info
Periscyphops tenellus (Budde-lund, 1899)Info
Periscyphops triarticulatus (Hilgendorf, 1893)Info
Periscyphops variabilis (Ferrara & Schmalfuss, 1976)Info
Philoscia nebulosa (Paulian De Felice, 1940)Info
Pleurocrypta langi -> Acrobelione langiInfo
Porcellio monardi (Brian, 1953)Info
Porcellio scaber (Latreille, 1804)Rough woodlouseSite
Porcellionides pruinosus (Brandt, 1833)Delicate slaterInfo
Porcellionides virescens (Budde-lund, 1879)Info
Progebiophilus brevis (Bourdon, 1981)Info
Pseudanthura lateralis (Richardson, 1911)Info
Species with RBack  Next  Top
Rhopalophthalmus africana (O. Tattersall, 1957)Info
Rhopalophthalmus longicauda (O. Tattersall, 1957)Info
Rhyscotoides legrandi (Johnson, 1956)Info
Rhyscotoides moandae (Arcangeli, 1950)Info
Rhyscotoides silvestrii (Arcangeli, 1950)Info
Species with SBack  Next  Top
Sphaeroma serratum (Fabricius, 1787)Info
Sphaeroma terebrans (Bate, 1866)Mangrove boring isopodInfo
Sphaeroma venustissimum (Monod, 1931)Info
Sphaeroma walkeri (Stebbing, 1905)Info
Stenasellus guinensis (Braga, 1951)Info
Synarmadillo clausus (Dollfus, 1892)Info
Synarmadillo cristifrons (Hilgendorf, 1893)Info
Synarmadillo globus (Budde-lund, 1908)Info
Synarmadillo parvulus (Schmalfuss & Ferrara, 1983)Info
Species with TBack  Next  Top
Tenagomysis nigeriensis (O. Tattersall, 1957)Info
Togarmadillo nigropunctatus (Hilgendorf, 1893)Info
Togoscia buettneri (Hilgendorf, 1893)Info
Trichoniscus noricus (Verhoeff, 1917)Info
Trichorhina hospes (Silvestri, 1917)Info
Trichorhina minima (Schmalfuss & Ferrara, 1978)Info
Species with UBack  Next  Top
Uromunna powelli (Kensley, 1980)Info
Species with VBack  Next  Top
Vandelophiloscia pfaui (Schmalfuss & Ferrara, 1978)Info
Venezillo berlandi (Paulian De Felice, 1940)Info
Species with ZBack  Top
Zebrascia longicornis (Verhoeff, 1942)Info
157 Species in Isopoda for West Africa listed
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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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