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ISOPODA Latreille, 1817 (woodlice, waterlice and sea slaters)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Order)

ARMADILLIDIIDAE Brandt, 1833 (pill woodlice) Family  
Armadillidium depressum Brandt, 1833 (Southern Pill Woodlouse)
Dorso-lateral view
Species  
Armadillidium vulgare (Latreille, 1804) (Common Pill Woodlouse)
Oblique view
Species  
ASELLIDAE Rafinesque, 1815 (waterlice or water slaters, hoglouse) Family  
Asellus (Asellus) aquaticus (Linnaeus, 1758) (a water slater)
Female
Species  
ASELLOTA Latreille, 1802 (a suborder of woodlice or sea slaters) Suborder  
JANIRIDAE Sars, 1897 (a family of sea slaters) Family  
Jaera (Jaera) hopeana Costa, 1853 (an isopod) Species 1 ident refs
Unidentified Jaera (Unidentified A Genus Of Sea Slaters)
Dorsal view
Unidentified  
BUDDELUNDIELLIDAE (a family of crustaceans) Family  
Buddelundiella cataractae Verhoeff, 1930 (a woodlouse) Species 1 ident refs
FLABELLIFERA Sars, 1882 (gribbles and speckled sea lice)
SPHAEROMATIDAE (a family of sea slaters), eg: Cymodoce truncata (a sea slater) - Male - dorsal view
Suborder 1 ident refs
LIGIIDAE Leach, 1814 (a family of woodlice and sea slaters) Family  
Ligia oceanica (Linnaeus, 1767) (Common Sea Slater)
Dorsal view
Species  
ONISCIDAE Latreille, 1806 (a family of Woodlice) Family  
Oniscus asellus Linnaeus, 1758 (Common Shiny Woodlouse)
Lateral view
Species  
PHILOSCIIDAE Kinahan, 1857 (a family of woodlice) Family  
Anchiphiloscia pilosa (Budde-Lund, 1913) (a woodlouse) Species  
Chaetophiloscia balssi Verhoeff, 1928 ((A Hothouse Woodlouse)) Species 1 ident refs
Philoscia muscorum (Scopoli, 1763) (Common Striped Woodlouse)
Dorsal view
Species  
PLATYARTHRIDAE (a family of woodlice) Family  
Platyarthrus hoffmannseggii Brandt, 1833 (Ant Woodlouse)
Dorsal view
Species 1 ident refs
PORCELLIONIDAE Brandt & Ratzeburg, 1831 (a family of woodlice) Family  
Porcellio scaber Latreille, 1804 (Common Rough Woodlouse)
Dorsal view
Species  
TRICHONISCIDAE Sars, 1899 (a family of woodlice) Family  
Metatrichoniscoides celticus Oliver & Trew, 1981 (a woodlouse) Species 1 ident refs
Miktoniscus patiencei Vandel, 1946 (a woodlouse) Species 1 ident refs
Trichoniscus pusillus Brandt, 1833 (Common Pygmy Woodlouse)
Lateral view
Species  
VALVIFERA Sars, 1882 (a suborder of woodlice or sea slaters) Suborder  
IDOTEIDAE Samouelle, 1819 (a family of sea slaters) Family  
Idotea balthica (Pallas, 1772) (a sea slater)
Adult - dorsal view
Species  
Idotea granulosa Rathke, 1843 (a sea slater)
Dorsal view
Species  
Unidentified Idotea (Unidentified A Genus Of Sea Slaters)
Underside
Unidentified  

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Bate, C.S. & Westwood, J.O., 1863 A history of the British sessile-eyed Crustacea
Sars, G.O., 1899 An account of the crustacea of Norway - Isopoda
Vandel, A., 1960 Isopodes Terrestres (premiere partie)

Freshwater

Module 9: advanced identification of miscellaneous taxa including Crustacea: https://www.fba.org.uk/identification-freshwater-invertebrates-species-level-distance-learning-course Module 9: advanced identification of miscellaneous taxa including Crustacea
cave species
Knight, L., 2007 Cave Life in Britain
invasive species
Dobson, M., 2012 Identifying Invasive Freshwater Shrimps and Isopods
Dobson, M., 2013 Identifying Invasive Freshwater Shrimps and Isopods (Ed 2)

Marine

Naylor, E. & Brandt, A., 2015 British Marine Isopods
Naylor, E., 1972 British Marine Isopods
Norman, A.M., 1904 British Isopoda of the Families Aegidae, Cirolanidae, Idoteidae,
and Arcturidae
Plankton
Apstein, C. & Brandt, K.A.H. (eds), 1927 (larvae) Crustacea

Terrestrial

Hopkin, S., 1991 A Key to the Woodlice of Britain & Ireland
Oliver, P.G. & Meechan, C.J., 1993 Woodlice: Keys and Notes for the Identification of the Species
Savory, T.H., 1955 The World of Small Animals

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 12 general literature references to ISOPODA (woodlice, waterlice and sea slaters)

ISOPODA may also be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
ANIMALIA
(animals)
ARTHROPODA
(arthropods)
CRUSTACEA
(crustaceans)
MALACOSTRACA
(crabs, lobsters, shrimps, prawns, woodlice etc.)

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 73 feeding and other relationships of ISOPODA (woodlice, waterlice and sea slaters)

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