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

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Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Order)

Taxon Rank #subtaxa #refs #webs
ARMADILLIDIIDAE Brandt, 1833 (pill woodlice) Family 1 subtaxon    
Armadillidium vulgare (Latreille, 1804) (Common Pill Woodlouse) Species     1
ASELLIDAE Rafinesque, 1815 (waterlice or water slaters, hoglouse) Family 2 subtaxa    
Asellus Geoffroy, 1762 (waterlice or water slaters) Genus 1 subtaxon   6
Proasellus meridianus (Racovitza, 1919) (a water slater) Species     8
ASELLOTA Latreille, 1802 (a suborder of woodlice or sea slaters) Suborder 1 subtaxon    
JANIRIDAE Sars, 1897 (a family of sea slaters) Family 1 subtaxon    
Jaera (Jaera) hopeana Costa, 1853 (an isopod) Species   1 1
BUDDELUNDIELLIDAE (a family of crustaceans) Family 1 subtaxon    
Buddelundiella cataractae Verhoeff, 1930 (a woodlouse) Species   1  
CABIROPIDAE Giard & Bonnier, 1887 (a family of crustaceans) Family 1 subtaxon    
Ancyroniscus bonnieri Caullery & Mesnil, 1919 (a parasitic sea slater) Species     2
EPICARIDEA (a suborder of parasitic sea slaters) Suborder 18 subtaxa   25
FLABELLIFERA Sars, 1882 (gribbles and speckled sea lice) Suborder 7 subtaxa 3 6
GNATHIIDAE Leach, 1814 (a family of woodlice or sea slaters) Family 1 subtaxon    
Paragnathia formica (Hesse, 1864) (a woodlouse or sea slater) Species   1 2
HEMIONISCIDAE Bonnier, 1900 (a family of crustaceans) Family 1 subtaxon    
Hemioniscus balani Buchholtz, 1866 (a parasitic sea slater) Species     4
ONISCIDAE Latreille, 1806 (a family of Woodlice) Family 1 subtaxon    
Oniscus asellus Linnaeus, 1758 (Common Shiny Woodlouse) Species     1
PLATYARTHRIDAE (a family of woodlice) Family 1 subtaxon    
Platyarthrus hoffmannseggii Brandt, 1833 (Ant Woodlouse) Species   1 6
PORCELLIONIDAE Brandt & Ratzeburg, 1831 (a family of woodlice) Family 1 subtaxon    
Porcellio Latreille, 1804 (a genus of woodlice) Genus     1
TRICHONISCIDAE Sars, 1899 (a family of woodlice) Family 2 subtaxa    
Metatrichoniscoides celticus Oliver & Trew, 1981 (a woodlouse) Species   1  
Miktoniscus patiencei Vandel, 1946 (a woodlouse) Species   1  
VALVIFERA Sars, 1882 (a suborder of woodlice or sea slaters) Suborder 2 subtaxa    
IDOTEIDAE Samouelle, 1819 (a family of sea slaters) Family 2 subtaxa    
Stenosoma acuminatum Leach, 1814 (a sea slater) Species     1
Zenobiana prismatica (Risso, 1826) (a sea-slater) Species     1

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

General Works

Isopoda Journal
Micropics: http://micropics.org.uk/index.htm Micropics
Harding, P.T., 1976 Provisional atlas of the crustacea of the British Isles. Part 1 Isopoda:Oniscoidea Woodlice

Journals

Isopoda (Bull. Brit. Myr. Grp.) Journal
Bulletin of the British Myriapod and Isopod Group (BMIG Bulletin) (Bull. Brit. Myr. Grp.) Journal

Newsletters

British Isopod Group Newsletter (BMIG News) Journal
British Myriapod and Isopod Group Newsletter (BMIG News) Journal

Terrestrial

Harding, P.T. & Sutton, S.L., 1985 Woodlice in Britain & Ireland: Distribution & Habitat
Hopkin, S, 2003 Woodlice, Chiselbobs and Sow-bugs

ISOPODA may also be covered by literature listed under:

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

Feeding and other inter-species relationships

Associated with ISOPODA:

is endoparasitised by larva Hymenolepis ? scalaris - a tapeworm (Cyclophyllidea: Hymenolepididae) Avery, R.A., 1974
is endoparasitoid host of larva Melanophora roralis - a woodlouse parasite fly (Diptera: Rhinophoridae) van Emden, F.I.,, 1954
is endoparasitoid host of larva Paykullia maculata - a woodlouse parasite fly (Diptera: Rhinophoridae) van Emden, F.I.,, 1954
is endoparasitoid host of larva Phyto discrepans - a woodlouse parasite fly (Diptera: Rhinophoridae) Restricted van Emden, F.I.,, 1954
is endoparasitoid host of larva Phyto melanocephala - a woodlouse parasite fly (Diptera: Rhinophoridae) Restricted van Emden, F.I.,, 1954
is endoparasitoid host of larva Rhinophora lepida - a woodlouse parasite fly (Diptera: Rhinophoridae) Restricted van Emden, F.I.,, 1954
is endoparasitoid host of larva Stevenia atramentaria - a woodlouse parasite fly (Diptera: Rhinophoridae) Restricted van Emden, F.I.,, 1954
is endoparasitoid host of larva Tricogena rubricosa - a woodlouse parasite fly (Diptera: Rhinophoridae) Restricted van Emden, F.I.,, 1954

Isopoda may be associated with more taxa listed at higher taxonomic level

ANIMALIA
(animals)
ARTHROPODA
(arthropods)
CRUSTACEA
(crustaceans)
Invertebrates (via Arthropoda)

References

Avery, R.A., 1974 Identification of Animal Parasites
van Emden, F.I.,, 1954 Diptera: Cyclorrhapha Calyptrata (I) Sect (a) Tachinidae and Calliphoridae
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