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  Order Isopoda

Suborder Cymothoida (+ Epicaridea, + Flabellifera, + Anthuridea)

    Superfamily Anthuroidea -- North America.
    Superfamily Bopyroidea -- North America.
    Superfamily Cirolanoidea -- North America.
    Superfamily Cymothooidea -- North America.
    Superfamily Cryptoniscoidea

Taxon Information

The Suborder Cymothoida has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from North America.

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

Literature Records

  • Flabellifera, [North America] (Covich et al., 2010).
  • Anthuridea, [North America] (Covich et al., 2010).
  • Flabellifera, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Oriental, Australasian, Pacific; 249 species in 84 genera worldwide, 9 Nearctic species in 6 genera] (Wilson, 2008).
  • Epicaridea, 1 species [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Flabellifera, [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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