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  Family Asellidae

Genus Lirceus

    Species L. lineatus -- Wisconsin!
    Species L. alabamae -- North America.
    Species L. argeri -- North America.
    Species L. bicuspidatus -- North America.
    Species L. bidentatus -- North America.
    Species L. brachyurus -- North America.
    Species L. culveri -- North America.
    Species L. fontinalis -- North America.
    Species L. garmani -- North America.
    Species L. hargeri -- North America.
    Species L. hoppinae -- North America.
    Species L. louisianae -- North America.
    Species L. megapodus -- North America.
    Species L. richardsonae -- North America.
    Species L. trilobus -- North America.
    Species L. usdagalun -- North America.
    Species L. biscuspidatus

Taxon Information

The Genus Lirceus has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from Wisconsin.

(These statements were generated automatically from the WInvertebrates database.)

Literature Records

  • Lirceus, "At least 14 species, possibly others, undescribed; widespread in east of Continental Divide" (Covich et al., 2010).
  • Lirceus, at least 15 epigean species [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Lirceus, [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).
  • Lirceus, (Chace et al., 1959).


  • Covich, A.P., J.H. Thorp & D.C. Rogers. 2010. Introduction to the Subphylum Crustacea. [in] J.H. Thorp & A.P. Covich (eds.). Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates, 3rd edition: 695-723.
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Isopoda (Aquatic sow bugs). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 553-567.
  • Underhill, J.C., W.D. Schmid & D.E. Gilbertson. 1982. Taxonomic Keys to the Common Animals of the North Central States, exclusive of the parasitic worms, terrestrial insects, and birds, 4th edition. 205 pp.
  • Chace, F.A., jr., J.G. Mackin, L. Hubricht, A.H. Banner & H.H. Hobbs, jr. 1959. Malacostraca. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 869-901.

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