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  Order Isopoda

Suborder Asellota

    Superfamily Aselloidea -- Wisconsin!
    Superfamily Janiroidea -- North America.
    Superfamily Microcerberidea -- North America.
    Superfamily Gnathostenetroidoidea
    Superfamily Stenetrioidea

Taxon Information

The Suborder Asellota 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

  • Asellota, [North America] (Covich et al., 2010).
  • Asellota, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Oriental, Australasian, Pacific; 563 species in 59 genera worldwide, 120 Nearctic species in 11 genera] (Wilson, 2008).
  • Asellota, [North America] (Smith, 2001).


  • 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.
  • Wilson, G.D.F. 2008. Global diversity of isopod crustaceans (Crustacea; Isopoda) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595: 231-240. [Available online]
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Isopoda (Aquatic sow bugs). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 553-567.

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